I say it every year, repeat it after myself, I am so absolutely not going to trail the prize-lists, but I just can't stop myself my name's dovegreyreader and I'm addicted.
Here's the longlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2009 in case anyone hasn't seen it and congratulations to them all especially (I'm allowed favourites) Kamila Shamsie because I just knew that book would make the prize lists this year.
Links to the ones I've shared thoughts on here, one in green that I happen to be reading and loving right this minute, one in... let's go for purple...for which sadly I was entirely the wrong reader and those in red have been sitting there on the shelf staring at me and I might just have to pick them up now.
Debra Adelaide: The Household Guide to Dying (HarperCollins), Australian, 4th Novel
Gaynor Arnold: Girl in a Blue Dress (Tindal Street Press), British, 1st Novel
Bernadine Evaristo: Blonde Roots (Hamish Hamilton), British, 4th Novel
Ellen Feldman: Scottsboro (Picador), American, 3rd Novel
Laura Fish: Strange Music (Jonathan Cape), British, 2nd Novel
Allegra Goodman: Intuition (Atlantic Books), American, 6th Novel
Samantha Harvey: The Wilderness (Jonathan Cape), British, 1st Novel
Samantha Hunt: The Invention of Everything Else (HarvillSecker), American, 2nd Novel
Deirdre Madden: Molly Fox's Birthday (Faber and Faber), Irish, 7th Novel
Toni Morrison: A Mercy (Chatto & Windus), American, 9th Novel
Gina Ochsner: The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight (Portobello Books), American, 1st Novel
Marilynne Robinson: Home (Virago), American, 3rd Novel
Preeta Samarasan: Evening is the Whole Day (Fourth Estate), Malaysian, 1st Novel
Curtis Sittenfeld: American Wife (Doubleday), American, 3rd Novel
Miriam Toews: The Flying Troutmans (Faber and Faber), Canadian, 4th Novel
Ann Weisgarber: The Personal History of Rachel DuPree (Macmillan New Writing), American, 1st Novel