Wednesday, March 19, 2008

2008 Orange Prize Longlist

The 2008 Orange Prize Longlist has been announced. I have read two of them (The Blood of Flowers and The Keep), and own one other (The Gathering). I am off to add the rest to my TBR list!

Anita Amirrezvani's The Blood of Flowers (Headline Review)
Stella Duffy's The Room of Lost Things (Virago)
Jennifer Egan's The Keep (Abacus)
Anne Enright's The Gathering (Cape)
Linda Grant's The Clothes on Their Backs (Virago)
Tessa Hadley's The Master Bedroom (Cape)
Nancy Huston's Fault Lines (Atlantic)
Gail Jones's Sorry (Harvill Secker)
Sadie Jones's The Outcast (Chatto)
Lauren Liebenberg's The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam (Virago)
Charlotte Mendelson's When We Were Bad (Picador)
Deborah Moggach's In The Dark (Chatto)
Anita Nair's Mistress (BlackAmber)
Heather O’Neill's Lullabies for Little Criminals (Quercus)
Elif Shafak's The Bastard of Istanbul (Viking)
Dalia Sofer's The Septembers of Shiraz (Picador)
Scarlett Thomas's The End of Mr Y (Canongate)
Carol Topolski's Monster Love (Fig Tree)
Rose Tremain's The Road Home (Chatto)
Patricia Wood's Lottery (Heinemann)

The shortlist will be announced in mid April.


  1. oh wow! yes, even more books to get on the TBR list....I don't think this list of mine will ever run dry!

    thanks for posting the list !

  2. The Blood of Flowers was quite good, I thought. That's the only book I've read on the list, although The Bastard of Istanbul and The Septembers of Shiraz book sound interesting.