Monday, March 06, 2006

2006 ORANGE PRIZE for FICTION: Longlist

THE 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction longlist is out and it includes many exceptional novels by established women writers and newcomers. In a year noted for outstanding novels by the veterans, many newcomers, sadly, will most probably be sidelined:

Minaret / Leila Aboulela (Bloomsbury)
Harbor / Lorraine Adams (Portobello)
Disobedience / Naomi Alderman (Viking)
Watch Me Disappear / Jill Dawson (Sceptre)
House of Orphans / Helen Dunmore (Fig Tree)
The Constant Princess / Philippa Gregory (HarperCollins)
White Ghost Girls / Alice Greenaway (Atlantic)
Dreams of Speaking / Gail Jones (Harvill Secker)
The History of Love / Nicole Krauss (Viking)
Beyond Black / Hilary Mantel (HarperPerennial)
Lost in the Forest / Sue Miller (Bloomsbury)
Rape: A Love Story / Joyce Carol Oates (Atlantic)
Gilead / Marilynne Robinson (Virago)
Prep / Curtis Sittenfeld (Picador)
The Accidental / Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton)
On Beauty / Zadie Smith (Hamish Hamilton)
Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living / Carrie Tiffany (Picador)
Frangipani / Célestine Hitiura Vaite (Virago)
The Night Watch / Sarah Waters (Virago)
The Position / Meg Wolitzer (Chatto & Windus)

The shortlist will be announced on April 26, 2006. The winner will be announced on June 6, 2006.


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