Yesterday saw the much anticipated announcement of the 2013 shortlist for the Women’s Prize For Fiction 2013 (formerly the Orange Prize). This year’s list includes established names such as Hilary Mantel and Kate Atkinson as well as some deserving newcomers.
- Kate Atkinson – Life After Life
- A M Homes – May We Be Forgiven
- Barbara Kingslover – Flight Behaviour
- Hilary Mantel – Bring Up the Bodies
- Maria Semple – Where’d You Go, Bernadette
- Zadie Smith – NW
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on 5 June – in the meantime you will be able to find copies of all the books in Westminster Libraries so that you can judge for yourself (click on the links above to see where they are in stock or to reserve a copy).
Which book should win? We’d really like to hear your views on the shortlist – or indeed the longlist – and a discussion has started over on our online reading group, Text Tribe. Come and join in – everyone welcome!