Orange Shortlist

As has been reported elsewhere, the longlist for the Orange Prize was announced yesterday at the London Book Fair. It’s an eclectic list, that includes some interesting choices: Leila Aboulela’s Minaret, Nicole Krauss’s The History of Love, Sarah Waters’s The Night Watch, and of course the two unavoidable Smiths–Ali and Zadie–with The Accidental and On Beauty. The shortlist will be announced on April 26th and the winner on June 6th.