Thursday, April 23, 2009

2009 Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The 6-book shortlist for the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction was just announced. I’ve read only one of the shortlisted titles, Marilynne Robinson’s Home, and it's a worthy contender. Here's the full list:
  • Marilynne Robinson's Home
  • Samantha Harvey's The Wilderness
  • Ellen Feldman's Scottsboro
  • Deirdre Madden's Molly Fox's Birthday
  • Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadows
  • Samantha Hunt's The Invention of Everything Else

This list is a great place to find your next read. 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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