A total of 20 novels have been chosen in a longlist for the 2007 Orange Broadband Award. Last year’s winner was Zadie Smith’s On Beauty (Call No.: English SMI).
The Orange prize is the only UK’s fiction award opened to women writers. And the award is open to any woman writer as long as she writes in English regardless of her nationality. The winner of the award receives a cheque of £30,000 and a limited edition bronze.
The longlist will be narrowed down to a shortlist, which will be announced on April 17 at the London Book Fair. The winner will be announced on June 6 at an awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall.
The longlist in full:
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun (Call No.: English ADI)
- Clare Allan’s Poppy Shakespeare
- Rachel Cusk’s Arlington Park (Call No.: English CUS)
- Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss (call No.: English DES)
- Patricia Ferguson’s Peripheral Vision
- Margaret Foster’s Over
- Nell Freudenberger’s The Dissident (Call No.: English FRE)
- Rebecca Gowers’ When to Walk
- Guo Xiaolu’s A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
- Jane Harris’ The Observations (Call No.: English HAR)
- MJ Hyland’s Carry Me Down (Call No.: English HYL)
- Lori Lansens’ The Girls (Call No.: English LAN)
- Lisa Moore’s Alligator (Call No: English MOO-[AW])
- Catherine O’Flynn’s What Was Lost
- Stef Penney’s The Tenderness of Wolves (Call No.: English PEN-[TH])
- Deborah Robertson’s Careless
- Rachel Seiffert’s Afterwards
- Jane Smiley’s Ten Days in the Hills
- Anne Tyler’s Digging to America (Call No.: English TYL)
- Melanie Wallace’s The Housekeeper (Call No.: English WAL)
For more information, you can visit the Orange prize website.
(via Guardian Unlimited)