Orange Prize Shortlist Revealed
The crème de la crème of women authors has been whittled down to a shortlist of six for this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction. The contending novels range with a variety of genres, relationships and powerful scenes of human survival, written with passion, suspense and intrigue.
Creating the shortlist must have been hard work in itself, deciding a winner will be even harder. Find out who takes this year’s prize on 9th June.
The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
An evacuee from Poland to a childless couple in Yorkshire provide a story leading to tragic consequences.
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Harrison Shepherd finds himself caught between the cultures and politics of the U.S and Mexico.
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
A boating trip gone wrong provides further anguish for Jay Porter who becomes involved in a web of secrets.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Thomas Cromwell progresses through the volatile Tudor Court to become Henry VIII’s chief advisor.
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
A farmer’s daughter takes a job as a nanny and is drawn into their family’s mysterious and glamorous life.
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
Relocating to Trinidad from England George and Sabine set off for a journey that will change their lives.