The UK’s only annual award for fiction written by women announced the shortlist today.
|Esi Edugyan||Half Blood Blues||Serpent’s Tail||Canadian||2nd Novel|
|Anne Enright||The Forgotten||Waltz Jonathan Cape||Irish||5th Novel|
|Georgina Harding||Painter of Silence||Bloomsbury||British||3rd Novel|
|Madeline Miller||The Song of Achilles||Bloomsbury||American||1st Novel|
|Cynthia Ozick||Foreign Bodies||Atlantic Books||American||7th Novel|
|Ann Patchett||State of Wonder||Bloomsbury||American||6th Novel|
Ann Patchett, won the Orange Prize for Fiction ten years ago for Bel Canto (2002). Bel Canto is a fantastic book – thoroughly recommended read.