1. Sweep?

    Hilary Mantel Longlisted for Women's Prize

    It's the award formerly known as the Orange Prize, which honors a work of English fiction written by a woman. And this year, such heavyweights as Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith, and Barbara Kingsolver are among those longlisted for the $45,000 Women's Prize. Last year, American Madeline Miller won for her debut novel, The Song of Achilles. Mantel's historical novel Bring Up the Bodies could do a clean sweep of the major literary awards, having already won the Man Booker Prize, the Costa Book Award, and the David Cohen prize for lifetime achievement. The shortlist will be announced on April 16 and the winner will be revealed on June 5.

    Here is the complete longlist:

    Kitty Aldridge: A Trick I Learned From Dead Men
    Kate Atkinson: Life After Life
    Ros Barber: The Marlowe Papers
    Shani Boianjiu: The People of Forever are Not Afraid
    Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl
    Sheila Heti: How Should A Person Be?
    A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven
    Barbara Kingsolver: Flight Behavior
    Deborah Copaken Kogan: The Red Book
    Hilary Mantel: Bring Up the Bodies
    Bonnie Nadzam: Lamb
    Emily Perkins: The Forrests
    Michèle Roberts: Ignorance
    Francesca Segal: The Innocents
    Maria Semple: Where'd You Go, Bernadette
    Elif Shafak: Honor
    Zadie Smith: NW
    M.L. Stedman: The Light Between Oceans
    Carrie Tiffany: Mateship with Birds
    G. Willow Wilson: Alif the Unseen

    Read it at Women's Prize For Fiction