For those who may not know, the Orange Prize for Fiction is a UK-based literary award open to female authors only, and then, only of full-length novels printed in English (so thankfully it’s one of the few literary awards that doesn’t have a Salman Rushdie novel in the running )).
Today was the day that this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction longlist was announced so today is also the day that I get to prove that RobAroundBooks does have a wholly feminine side to it too, by posting about it ).
So without further ado, and in glorious technicolor (because I like it that way )), here are the twenty titles chosen for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2009 longlist (and clicking on any cover will take you to the title’s specific page on the Orange Prize website, where you can find out more about it):
Ok, so that’s it for now, aside from picking up a few of these titles to read of course. From this ‘longlist’ of twenty, a shortlist of five will be chosen and announced on Tuesday 21 April 2009, with the overall Orange Prize for Fiction winner being announced on Tuesday June 2nd, at an event at the Southbank Centre, London.
Congratulations to all 20 authors nominated for this year’s longlist and the best of luck for next month!