The seventeenth-annual Orange Prize for Fiction has announced its 2012 shortlist. The international award celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing throughout the world. The shortlisted authors are:
|Esi Edugyan||Half Blood Blues|
|Anne Enright||The Forgotten Waltz|
|Georgina Harding||Painter of Silence|
|Madeline Miller||The Song of Achilles|
|Cynthia Ozick||Foreign Bodies|
|Ann Patchett||State of Wonder|
The judges for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction are:
- Joanna Trollope, (Chair), Writer
- Lisa Appignanesi, Writer, Novelist and Broadcaster
- Victoria Derbyshire, Journalist and Broadcaster
- Natalie Haynes, Writer and Broadcaster
- Natasha Kaplinsky, Broadcaster
The winner will be announced on 30 May 2012 at an award ceremony in London.
Last year's winner was The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht.
You can get a hold of these books here.
Will you read these books especially because they have been shortlisted for a major award?