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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

March 13, 2013 1:14 PM