2010 Orange Prize for Fiction SHORTLIST
2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZEWINNER Hilary Mantel and American writers Barbara Kingsolver and Lorrie Moore are among the six finalists for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. There are two first-time novelists on the shortlist, Rosie Alison and Attica Locke, while Monique Roffey is shortlisted for her second novel.
1. The Very Thought of You (Alma Books) / Rosie Alison
2. The Lacuna (Faber & Faber, 2010) / Barbara Kingsolver
3. Black Water Rising (Serpent’s Tail, 2009) / Attica Locke
4. Wolf Hall (Fourth Estate, 2009) / Hilary Mantel
5. A Gate at the Stairs (Faber & Faber, 2009) / Lorrie Moore
6. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle (Simon & Schuster, 2009) / Monique Roffey
The £30,000 prize is open to any novel by a woman published in English. The winner will be announced June 9, 2010.