The shortlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction includes one book I have but haven’t read yet – Wolf Hall and one book I haven’t got but would very much like to read – Lacuna.
The full list is:
- Rosie Alison The Very Thought of You
- Barbara Kingsolver The Lacuna
- Attica Locke Black Water Rising
- Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall
- Lorrie Moore A Gate at the Stairs
- Monique Roffey The White Woman on the Green Bicycle
Some wonderful titles there.
The two books on the longlist that I have read – Little Stranger and Hearts and Minds haven’t made the shortlist. Let’s hope the shortlisted ones are better than these two, which I did enjoy to a certain degree. My posts on Little Stranger and Hearts and Minds are here and here.
The prize will be awarded on 9 June.
Must get reading Wolf Hall and find a copy of Lacuna. I’m going to the library this afternoon, maybe some of the others will be there?