Celebrate Women Writers: Orange Prize Longlist Announced!
The prize celebrates excellence, originality, and accessibility in women's writing. Celebrate Women's History Month by checking out some of these outstanding novelists!
*Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg (Quercus) - Swedish; 1st Novel
* On the Floor by Aifric Campbell (Serpent's Tail) - Irish; 3rd Novel
*The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen (The Clerkenwell Press) - American; 4th Novel
* The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (Picador) - Irish; 7th Novel
* Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (Serpent's Tail) - Canadian; 2nd Novel
* The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright (Jonathan Cape) - Irish; 5th Novel
* The Flying Man by Roopa Farooki (Headline Review) - British; 5th Novel
* Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (Quercus) - American; 4th Novel
* Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding (Bloomsbury) - British; 3rd Novel
* Gillespie and I by Jane Harris (Faber & Faber) - British; 2nd Novel
* The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) - British; 2nd Novel
* The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy (Jonathan Cape) - British; 6th Novel
* The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Harvill Secker) - American; 1st Novel
* The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury) - American; 1st Novel
* Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick (Atlantic Books) - American; 7th Novel
* State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (Bloomsbury) - American; 6th Novel
* There but for the by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton) - British; 5th Novel
* The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard (Alma Books) - British; 2nd Novel
* Tides of War by Stella Tillyard (Chatto & Windus) - British; 1st Novel
* The Submission by Amy Waldman (William Heinemann) - American; 1st Novel
Look for the announcement of the award shortlist on April 17, and the winner on May 30!