Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist announced

March 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Somehow, I missed hearing about this over the weekend (I blame the people I follow on Twitter; very spotty coverage, etc.), but the Women’s Prize for Fiction, now sponsored by Baileys, just released their longlist of 20 titles.  I have had the good fortune to read a quarter of the nominees and if these are any indication, then the longlist may be one of the more impressive ones announced so far this year.  Here is the list (finalists to be announced April 7th, with the winner to be announced June 4th).  If I have time in May, I’ll review the finalists.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah

Margaret Atwood – MaddAddam

Suzanne Berne –  The Dogs of Littlefield

Fatima Bhutto – The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

Claire Cameron –  The Bear

Lea Carpenter – Eleven Days

M.J. Carter – The Strangler Vine

Eleanor Catton – The Luminaries

Deborah Kay Davies – Reasons She Goes to the Woods

Elizabeth Gilbert – The Signature of All Things

Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

Rachel Kushner – The Flamethrowers

Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland

Audrey Magee – The Undertaking

Eimear McBride – A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing

Charlotte Mendelson – Almost English

Anna Quindlen – Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Elizabeth Strout – The Burgess Boys

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

Evie Wyld – All The Birds, Singing

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