08 March 2012

2012 Orange Prize for Fiction: Longlist

The Orange Prize for Fiction, the UK's only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, today announces the 2012 longlist. The announcement coincides with International Women's Day 2012.

The 20-book longlist:

Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg

On the Floor by Aifric Campbell

The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright

The Flying Man by Roopa Farooki

Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding

Gillespie and I  by Jane Harris

The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay

The Blue Book by A L Kennedy

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

There but for the by Ali Smith

The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard

Tides of War by Stella Tillyard

The Submission by Amy Waldman

Orange Prize for Fiction shortlist will be announced on 17 April

The £30,000 winner will be announced in a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, London on 30th May

Orange Prize for Fiction

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