The shortlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction was announced on 17 April. The Orange Prize for Fiction is an annual fiction award in the UK honouring female writers. 6 books made the shortlist.
According to the Orange Prize for Fiction webpage, among these is a mixture of debut and seasoned writers. The Song of Achilles is Miller’s debut novel on the Trojan War. Conversely,Foreign Bodies is Ozick’s 7th novel. Also shortlisted is Ann Patchett, who won the Orange Prize in 2002 for Bel Canto. With a mixture of such talents, this prize is something worth watching for. The prize will be awarded on 30 May.