The season of literary awards is off to a brilliant start! The Orange Prize for Fiction–in its 16th year of celebrating women writers–has announced its long list. On it you’ll find twenty wonderful books to keep you turning pages until the short list is announced on April 12th. I can’t wait to see that list!
The winner will be announced on June 8th. Last year’s winner was Barbara Kingsolver for The Lacuna, and as you know, Literary Masters book groups and literary salons kicked off our season with that excellent novel. Let’s see if this year’s winner lands on Literary Masters’ list for the 2011/2012 season.
To see the long list and for more on the Orange Prize, click here.