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The Long-Awaited Orange Prize Longlist

The longlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction, now the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, has been announced. For those unfamiliar with the Orange Prize:

The prize is open to any full length novel, written in English by a woman of any nationality, provided that the novel is published for the first time in the United Kingdom between 1 April of the year before the prize is awarded and 31 March of the year in which the prize is awarded.

Noteworthy nominees include Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss, which won the NBCC; Stef Penney’s The Tenderness of Wolves, which won the Costa, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, which was a finalist for the NBCC; Jane Smiley’s Ten Days in the Hills, which was written by Jane Smiley; and Anne Tyler’s Digging to America.

The shortlist will be announced on April 17 and the winner will be announced at a ceremony on June 6.



About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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