Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Orange You Glad?

The Guardian announced the "longlist" for the Britain's Orange Prize yesterday. The Orange Prize recognize's fiction written by women. There are twenty interesting and diverse books on the list including Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (not her best but still a good read), Monica Ali's Brick Lane (which was shortlisted for the Booker), Anne Tyler for The Amateur Marriage, The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard (which won the National Book Award), and The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. If you are looking for something to read during March, Women's History Month, you could do worse than choose one of the twenty Orange Prize nominees.