Saturday, 2 May 2009

Orange Prize update

The shortlist for this year's Orange Prize includes two books which I have previously selected as my book of the week, The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey and Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie. In addition, An Equal Stillness by Francesca Kay was also shortisted for the Orange Award for New Writers/ Looking at the other shortlisted titles for the main prize, Home by Marilynne Robinson also looks like a strong contender to me.

Orange Prize 2009 shortlist

Scottsboro (Picador, 2008) by Ellen Feldman;
The Wilderness (Jonathan Cape, 2009) by Samantha Harvey;
The Invention of Everything Else (Harvill Secker, 2008) by Samantha Hunt;
Molly Fox’s Birthday (Faber & Faber, 2008) by Deirdre Madden;
Home (Virago, 2009) by Marilynne Robinson; and,
Burnt Shadows (Bloomsbury, 2009) by Kamila Shamsie.

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