2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction

Today saw the much anticipated announcement of this year’s shortlist for the Women’s Prize For Fiction 2013 (formerly the Orange Prize).

Visit the Women's Prize for Fiction websiteThe shortlist:

  • Kate Atkinson – Life After Life
  • A M Homes – May We Be Forgiven
  • Barbara Kingslover – Flight Behaviour
  • Hilary Mantel – Bring Up the Bodies
  • Maria Semple – Where’d You Go, Bernadette
  • Zadie Smith – NW

The final Awards Ceremony will take place on 5 June 2013. You can find more information about this year’s prize and its nominated authors on the Booktrust website.

Have you read any of the nominated books?
Were there other books on the longlist that you think should have made it through?
If you would like to share your views and experiences of reading any of the titles on the shortlist (or indeed the longlist!) then please do!



Posted on April 16, 2013, in Authors, Books. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The only one I’ve read is Atkinson’s Life After Life, which I wrote about on my blog today (before I realized it was on the shortlist). It’s an impressive feat, but too tedious and grim for my taste.

  2. I’m reading Bring Up the Bodies at the moment – nearly finished. It’s good, I’m pretty immersed… but I don’t love it. I’m interested in reading the Kingsolver book, as I read her bok The Poisonwood Bible some time ago and rated it very highly.
    Need to investigate the others and see what else I fancy!

  3. I really liked Zadie Smiths NW – same sort of book as Capital – John Lancaster and A week in December – Sebastian Faulks, but she follows fewer characters, it is darker and there is more internal examination by the main character. Bring up the Bodies I found very disappointing after Wolf Hall, but it would have been a hard book to follow – hope she doesnt win with it!

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