Miranda Richardson

Women's Fiction prize returns, announces longlist

Women's Fiction prize returns, announces longlist

Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith and Barbara Kingsolver are among the finalists for the $45,000 Women's Prize, known formerly as the Orange Prize, which released its longlist today.  The annual prize honors  a work of fiction written in English by a woman, and was awarded last year to American author Madeline Miller for her debut novel, "The Song of Achilles."

As of a year ago, there was some doubt as to whether this 2013 list would exist. Orange, the British telecommunications company that funded the prize, turned off the tap last May. But after a four-month media hiatus, the award, which...

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