>Orange Prize for Fiction 2006

The Long List for the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction has been announced. The short list will be announced on April 26. It looks like I’ve only read one of these novels (the Nicole Krauss), but I have a couple of the others and should read them soon. I was pleased/surprised to see Lorraine Adams on the list. She was the Fellow in my Charles Baxter workshop at Bread Loaf last summer. I’ve put off reading her book much too long.

Leila Aboulela Minaret Bloomsbury British 2nd Novel

Lorraine Adams Harbor Portobello American 1st Novel

Naomi Alderman Disobedience Viking British 1st Novel

Jill Dawson Watch Me Disappear Sceptre British 5th Novel

Helen Dunmore House of Orphans Fig Tree British 9th Novel

Philippa Gregory The Constant Princess HarperCollins British 17th Novel

Alice Greenaway White Ghost Girls Atlantic American 1st Novel

Gail Jones Dreams of Speaking Harvill Secker Australian 3rd Novel

Nicole Krauss The History of Love Viking American 2nd Novel

Hilary Mantel Beyond Black Harper Perennial British 10th Novel

Sue Miller Lost in the Forest Bloomsbury American 8th Novel

Joyce Carol Oates Rape: A Love Story Atlantic American 43rd Novel

Marilynne Robinson Gilead Virago American 2nd Novel

Curtis Sittenfeld Prep Picador American 1st Novel

Ali Smith The Accidental Hamish Hamilton British 3rd Novel

Zadie Smith On Beauty Hamish Hamilton British 3rd Novel

Carrie Tiffany Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living Picador Australian 1st Novel

Célestine Hitiura Vaite Frangipani Hutchinson Tahitian 2nd Novel

Sarah Waters The Night Watch Virago British 4th Novel

Meg Wolitzer The Position Chatto & Windus American 7th Novel

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