Orange Prize Shortlist announced!

14 Apr

Extra Extra! The shortlist has officially been announced for this year’s Orange Prize for fiction. Launched in 1996, the prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.  This year’s shortlist includes:

Room by Emma Donoghue 

A chilling story inspired by the Josef Fritzl case in Austria, also shortlisted for the MAN Booker prize last year. Paperback, £7.99.

The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna 

Set against the backdrop of the Civil war that took place in Sierra Leone, this is an epic story about ordinary people who find themselves in unordinary circumstances. Hardback £17.99.

Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson

In this original first novel, 11 year old Grace must grappled with first love and finding herself in a psychiatric institute. Paperback, £7.99.

Great House by Nicole Krauss

From the author of The History of Love comes a powerful novel about memory and loss. Paperback £8.99

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

A tiger who escapes from a zoo, a doctor who seeks the truth about her grandfather’s death and tattered copy of the Jungle Book all come together in this family mystery set in the Balkans. Hardback, £12.99

Annabel by Kathleen Winter

A moving and fascinating story about a young hermaphrodite growing up in the harsh Canadian wilderness. Hardback, 12.99.

Pick up a potential prize-winner today!

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