Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Orange Prize longlist, 2010

This is the 15th anniversary of the Orange Prize, and the longlist was announced today. It includes quite a few books I have chosen over the last year as my book of the week (ten out of the twenty on the list (!), highlighted below), so it will be interesting to see how well they do. The shortlist will be announced on 20 April. I have collected the shortlist from the first year, and have managed to get around 80% of them signed, the main problem being that a significant proportion have only been published in paperback in the UK. At some stage I will provide a bibliography!

Rosie Alison, The Very Thought of You, Alma Books
Eleanor Catton, The Rehearsal, Granta
Clare Clark, Savage Lands, Harvill Secker
Amanda Craig, Hearts and Minds, Little Brown
Roopa Farooki, The Way Things Look to Me, Pan Books
Rebecca Gowers, The Twisted Heart, Canongate
M.J. Hyland, This is How, Canongate
Sadie Jones, Small Wars, Chatto & Windus
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna, Faber and Faber
Laila Lalami, Secret Son, Viking
Andrea Levy, The Long Song, Headline Review
Attica Locke, Black Water Rising, Serpent’s Tail
Maria McCann, The Wilding, Faber and Faber
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate
Nadifa Mohamed, Black Mamba Boy, HarperCollins
Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs, Faber and Faber
Monique Roffey, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, Simon and Schuster
Amy Sackville, The Still Point, Portobello Books
Kathryn Stockett, The Help, Fig Tree
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger, Virago

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