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The Longlist for the Orange Prize

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The Orange Prize for women's fiction published its longlist on Tuesday. Check out its evolution from a British feminist ghetto toward Britain's most international literary award.

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March 19, 2004
—  The 20 books in contention for this year's £30,000 winner was chosen from nine English-speaking countries. The Guardian Unlimited article examines the list, the backgrounds of the 20 selected authors, and the content of their works of fiction. On the list are 10 British authors, six from the US, a Canadian, two Indians, and a South African. Seven first-time novelists are included, while four of the writers have been previously shortlisted for the award.

 

FROM THE ORANGE PRIZE WEBSITE


Brick Lane by Monica Ali (Doubleday)
'""'First novel, author Bangladeshi/British.

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury)
'""'Eleventh novel, author Canadian. Alias Grace was shortlisted in 1997 and The Blind Assassin in 2001

The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa (Viking)
'""'First novel, author Indian.

Kith & Kin by Stevie Davies (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
'""'Ninth novel, author British. The Element of Water was longlisted in 2002.

State of Happiness by Stella Duffy (Virago)
'""'Eighth novel, author British/New Zealander

The Flood by Maggie Gee (Saqi Books)
'""'Ninth novel, author British. The White Family was shortlisted in 2002

The Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall (Faber and Faber)
'""'Second novel, author British.

The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard (Virago)
'""'Fourth novel, author Australian/American.

Notes on a Scandal by ZoŽ Heller (Viking)
'""'Second novel, author British.

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (Flamingo)
'""'First novel, author British/American.

A Visit from Voltaire by Dinah Lee KŁng (Peter Halban Publishers)
'""'Second novel, author American.

Small Island by Andrea Levy (Review)
'""'Fourth novel, author British. Never Far From Nowhere was longlisted in 1996.

Gilgamesh by Joan London (Atlantic Books)
'""'First novel, author Australian.

The Internationals by Sarah May (Chatto & Windus)
'""'Third novel, author British.

Love by Toni Morrison (Chatto & Windus)
'""'Ninth novel, author American. Paradise was shortlisted in 1999.

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Fourth Estate)
'""'First novel, author Nigerian.

The Time Travelerís Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Jonathan Cape)
'""'First novel, author American.

Ice Road by Gillian Slovo (Little, Brown)
'""'Tenth novel, author South African.

The Colour by Rose Tremain (Chatto & Windus)
'""'Eleventh novel, author British.

The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler (Chatto & Windus)
'""'Sixteenth novel, author American. The Ladder of Years was shortlisted in 1997.

 

 

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