Orange Longlist 2012

It's that time again! I am so excited to get my grubby little paws on a few of these books. The Orange Prize for Fiction is an accolade that is awarded to a female author, whose novel is published in the UK. These are the books nominated for this year's longlist...

•Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg (Quercus) - Swedish; 1st Novel

•On the Floor by Aifric Campbell (Serpent's Tail) - Irish; 3rd Novel
•The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen (The Clerkenwell Press) - American; 4th Novel
•The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (Picador) - Irish; 7th Novel
•Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (Serpent's Tail) - Canadian; 2nd Novel
•The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright (Jonathan Cape) - Irish; 5th Novel
•The Flying Man by Roopa Farooki (Headline Review) - British; 5th Novel
•Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (Quercus) - American; 4th Novel
•Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding (Bloomsbury) - British; 3rd Novel
•Gillespie and I by Jane Harris (Faber & Faber) - British; 2nd Novel
•The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) - British; 2nd Novel
•The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy (Jonathan Cape) - British; 6th Novel
•The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Harvill Secker) - American; 1st Novel
•The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury) - American; 1st Novel
•Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick (Atlantic Books) - American; 7th Novel
•State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (Bloomsbury) - American; 6th Novel
•There but for the by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton) - British; 5th Novel
•The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard (Alma Books) - British; 2nd Novel
•Tides of War by Stella Tillyard (Chatto & Windus) - British; 1st Novel
•The Submission by Amy Waldman (William Heinemann) - American; 1st Novel

The shortlist will be announced on the 17th of April and the winner on the 30th of May. My first read will be Emma Donoghue's book, as I absolutely fell in love with Room last year.

Happy reading!


1 comment:

Jacci said...

the sealed letter is so different from room...but still a really good read.

btw, i've a book giveaway on the go...

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