The longlist for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) is out!
I haven’t read a single one, but I can’t resist lists and have bolded those that I’m probably going to try to read soon, and marked in blue those I’ve not heard of before.
Kitty Aldridge, A Trick I Learned From Dead Men
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life
Ros Barber, The Marlowe Papers
Shani Boianjiu, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?
A.M. Homes, May We Be Forgiven
Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior
Deborah Copaken Kogan, The Red Book
Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies
Bonnie Nadzam, Lamb
Emily Perkins, The Forrests
Michèle Roberts, Ignorance
Francesca Segal, The Innocents
Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Elif Shafak, Honour
Zadie Smith, NW
ML Stedman, The Light Between Oceans
Carrie Tiffany, Mateship with Birds
G Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen (I’m on hold for this book)