Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Orange Prize Longlist announced. . .

One of my favourite prizes of the year as I always get introduced to some great writers and this year is no exception as first time novelists go up against Booker prize winner Hilary Mantel and other favourites Barbara Kingsolver, Sarah Waters, Andrea Levy and Lorrie Moore. Here's the longlist in full. The shortlist will announced April 20th and the winner on June 9th.

The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
The Rehearsal By Eleanor Catton
Savage Lands by Clare Clark
Hearts and Minds by Amanda Craig
The Way Things Look to Me by Roopa Farooki
The Twisted Heart by Rebecca Gowers
This is How by M.J. Hyland
Small Wars by Sadie Jones
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Secret Son by Laila Lalami
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
The Wilding by Maria McCann
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
The Still Point by Amy Sackville
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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