Orange Prize Long List Announced

The long list for the Orange Prize, the UK's annual book award for fiction written by a woman, was announced today. If you're looking for some female authors to check out, this list is a great place to start.

The list includes women form several different countries, some first novels, and some authors who have been writing for quite some time.

  • Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela - Sudanese; 3rd Novel
  • Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch - British; 10th Novel
  • Room by Emma Donoghue - Irish; 7th Novel
  • The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi - Indian; 1st Novel
  • Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty - British; 6th Novel
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - American; 4th Novel
  • The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna British/Sierra Leonean; 2nd Novel
  • The London Train by Tessa Hadley - British; 4th Novel
  • Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson - British; 1st Novel
  • The Seas by Samantha Hunt - American; 1st Novel
  • The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna - British; 2nd Novel
  • Great House by Nicole Krauss - American; 3rd Novel
  • The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone - American; 3rd Novel
  • The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht  - Serbian/American; 1st Novel
  • The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer - American; 1st Novel
  • Repeat it Today with Tears by Anne Peile - British; 1st Novel
  • Swamplandia! by Karen Russell - American; 1st Novel
  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin - British/Nigerian; 1st Novel
  • The Swimmer by Roma Tearne - British; 4th Novel
  • Annabel by Kathleen Winter - Canadian; 1st Novel
Written by Becker on March 17, 2011

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