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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Orange Prize for Fiction (2009-2010)

2011 Longlist from The Independent accessed 3/17/11
Longlist in full

Leila Aboulela - Lyrics Alley
Carol Birch - Jamrach's Menagerie
Emma Donoghue - Room
Tishani Doshi - The Pleasure Seekers
Louise Doughty - Whatever You Love
Jennifer Egan - A Visit from the Goon Squad
Aminatta Forna - The Memory of Love
Tessa Hadley - The London Train
Emma Henderson - Grace Williams Says it Loud
Samantha Hunt - The Seas
Joanna Kavenna - The Birth of Love
Nicole Krauss - Great House
Wendy Law-Yone - The Road to Wanting
Téa Obreht - The Tiger's Wife
Julie Orringer - The Invisible Bridge
Anne Peile - Repeat it Today with Tears
Karen Russell - Swamplandia!
Lola Shoneyin - The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
Roma Tearne - The Swimmer
Kathleen Winter - Annabel

2010 info from The Independent accessed 3/18/1.  The shortlist will be announced April 20. Awards will be presented June 9.

The 2010 Orange Prize longlist in full
Clare Clark, Savage Lands
Amanda Craig, Hearts and Minds
Roopa Farooki, The Way Things Look to Me
Rebecca Gowers, The Twisted Heart
M.J. Hyland, This is How
Sadie Jones, Small Wars
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna  --shortlist  -- Winner!
Laila Lalami, Secret Son
Andrea Levy, The Long Song
Attica Locke, Black Water Rising  --shortlist
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall  --shortlist
Maria McCann, The Wilding
Nadifa Mohamed, Black Mamba Boy
Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs  --shortlist
Monique Roffey, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
Amy Sackville, The Still Point
Kathryn Stockett, The Help
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger
Rosie Alison, The Very Thought of You  --shortlist

2009 Info:
The shortlist for [2009] this year's £30,000 (US$43,701) Orange Prize for Fiction has been named and chair of judges Fi Glover said, "We were right down to the wire on several of the books and choosing just six was far harder than I had imagined, but we all left the judging room proud of the list we have chosen. We have stretched our heads getting to this shortlist," the Guardian reported.

The 2009 Orange Prize finalists are:

Scottsboro: A Novel by Ellen Feldman
The Wilderness: A Novel by Samantha Harvey
The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt
Molly Fox's Birthday by Deidre Madden
Home: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson -- WINNER!
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

The winner will be announced June 3.

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