Thursday, March 19, 2009

2009 Orange Prize for Fiction Longlist Announced

The 20-book longlist for the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction was just announced. You can see the entire list here. I’ve read only four of the longlisted titles: Toni Morrison’s A Mercy, Marilynne Robinson’s Home, Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife, and Miriam Toews’s The Flying Troutmans.

This list is usually a good place to find your next read. If you don't have time for all 20 and want someone else to narrow down the list for you, the short list will be announced on April 21st, and the winner will be announced on June 3rd.

The Orange Prize for Fiction is open to any full length novel written in English by a woman of any nationality, provided that the novel is published for the first time in the United Kingdom between April 1st of the year before the prize is awarded and March 31st of the year in which the prize is awarded.

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