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Orange Prize for Fiction longlist unveiled

17th March 2010

The 20 novels in the running for the GBP 30,000 Orange Prize for Fiction have been confirmed.

Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna and The Long Song by Andrea Levy are among the works featured in the award's 2010 longlist.

Other nominated authors include Sadie Jones for Small Wars, Lorrie Moore with A Gate at the Stairs, Rebecca Gowers for The Twisted Heart and Rosie Alison with The Very Thought of You.

The prize, which is in its 15th year, is awarded to the best novel of the year written in English by a female author, with previous winners including Marilynne Robinson, Rose Tremain and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Stuart Jackson, director of corporate communications at Orange, commented: 'This year's longlist reflects the exceptional diversity and calibre of international women's fiction that the Orange Prize has championed since it began in 1996.'

The prize's six-strong shortlist will be named on April 20th, before the winner is announced on June 9th.

Last week, Mantel's Wolf Hall won the National Book Critics Circle's 2009 award for fiction. It also won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction last year.

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