Before I write anything else I should apologise to Jackie at Farm Lane Books for stealing her idea. It was so strikingly simple that I wanted to do the same. I hope she won’t mind. The long list for one of my favourite awards, the Baileys (née Orange) Women’s Prize for Fiction, will be announced on Friday 7th March, International Women’s Day. Only novels written by women in English published between April 1st 2013 and March 31st 2014 qualify for the award. It’s always fun to guess what might be on a prize list but I’m restricting myself to novels that I have read with one exception: Siri Hustvedt’s The Blazing World which I will be reading for review here in the next couple of weeks and which I’m sure will earn its place. Jackie and I overlap on a few titles but our lists are quite different. So, in alphabetical order here’s mine, all but the Hustvedt reviewed on this blog:
Any omissions you feel passionately about? Or any included that you feel don’t deserve to be there? Let me know what you think.