Monday, March 14, 2005

You Write, Girl

International Women's Day was March 8, but a week later we learn who has been selected for Britain's Orange Prize in literature, via the Guardian.

Now in its 10th year, the Orange Prize is the UK's only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Established in 1996 with the aim of celebrating and promoting fiction by female authors throughout the world, it is open to any woman of any nationality or age writing in English. The winner receives a cheque for £30,000.

And the Long List is:

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday)

The Great Stink by Clare Clark (Viking)

Escape Routes for Beginners by Kira Cochrane (Simon & Schuster)

Billie Morgan by Joolz Denby (Serpent's Tail)

The Zigzag Way by Anita Desai (Chatto & Windus)

Hickey Tatty by Christine Dwyer (New Island)

It So Happens by Patricia Ferguson (Solidus)

Away From You by Melanie Finn (Penguin)

Old Filth by Jane Gardam (Chatto & Windus)

The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee (Review)

Nelson's Daughter by Miranda Hearn (Sceptre)

Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill (Jonathan Cape)

The Mammoth Cheese by Sheri Holman (Virago)

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (Viking)

Black Dirt by Nell Leyshon (Picador)

The Remedy by Michelle Lovric (Virago)

Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy (John Murray)

The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates (Fourth Estate)

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (Serpent's Tail)

The River by Tricia Wastvedt (Viking)

No comments: