The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013 Longlist!

This morning they announced the Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist – twenty titles by the best women writers in the business. Formly the Orange Prize I don’t normally go in for award-winners, rather choosing to read the books that appeal solely to my tastes and judgement. HOWEVER. I feel the urge to break the mould and step out of my comfort zone so I think I am going to attempt to read all of these, and if not all, then most of them!

JudgesThe Longlist is as follows:

Kitty Aldridge A Trick I Learned From Dead Men

Kate Atkinson Life After Life

Ros Barber The Marlowe Papers

Shani Boianjiu The People of Forever are Not Afraid

Gillian Flynn Gone Girl

Sheila Heti How Should A Person Be?

AM Homes May We Be Forgiven

Barbara Kingsolver Flight Behaviour

Deborah Copaken Kogan The Red Book

Hilary Mantel Bring Up the Bodies

Bonnie Nadzam Lamb

Emily Perkins The Forrests

Michèle Roberts Ignorance

Francesca Segal The Innocents

Maria Semple Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Elif Shafak Honour

Zadie Smith NW

ML Stedman The Light Between Oceans

Carrie Tiffany Mateship with Birds

G Willow Wilson Alif the Unseen

Courtesy of the Guardian Online. This is cheating as I’ve already read Gone Girl and am halfway through Life After Life by Kate Atkinson but here I go – delving into a longlist! Who else is reading these? Any favourites?

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