Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Orange Prize 2011 Longlist

An extraordinary, rich and diverse longlist. How many have you read? What do you think of them? Let me know your thoughts. Pluck any book from this list and have a stimulating and enriching read. 

The Orange Prize 2011 Long List:

  • Lyrics Alley, by Leila Aboulela
  • Jamrach's Menagerie, by Carol Birch
  • Room, by Emma Donoghue
  • The Pleasure Seekers, by Tishani Doshi
  • Whatever You Love, by Louise Doughty
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
  • The Memory of Love, by Aminatta Forna
  • The London Train, by Tessa Hadley
  • Grace Williams Says it Loud, by Emma Henderson
  • The Seas, by Samantha Hunt
  • The Birth of Love, by Joanna Kavenna
  • Great House, by Nicole Krauss
  • The Road to Wanting, by Wendy Law-Yone
  • The Tiger's Wife, by Téa Obreht
  • The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer
  • Repeat it Today with Tears, by Anne Peile
  • Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell
  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, by Lola Shoneyin
  • The Swimmer, by Roma Tearne
  • Annabel, by Kathleen Winter


  1. Hope you read it, I posted it here.
    Still maals to the satisfaction of the destroyers.!

    Lady found my profile / goofie deleting your Blog,
    In one of the links is my email, I just
    enough of certain Englishmen. Threaten my e-mail
    is wanted by the proviader out of me.
    You can delete your settings to your blog,
    what do you want to keep a copy of.
    Success with your blog and books.
    Thank you! (too long for twitter)
    @ teowillem hollander

  2. No response or answer questions.

    Too bad this is always the people from the mainland across.
    at various site you get no response to questions, you will
    banned from the website that you're not englishman
    or you will be threatened. - This man Shegness has been the polite message.
    . The islanders live by themselves and I think
    (sorry to say this) like a bunch of egoists others decide where to work. Saw the twitter / facebook.
    Unfortunately for me no bbc.t.v. 90.o meer.schotel run.
    In short I have a question in your blog
    and through twitter about your Silver Vauxhal Zafira, seen in
    Felix Stone - Port .... to lose!
    could not read numbers do not
    number. (view google street viewer)
    No response from you on twitter.!
    I'm looking at the German channel ARD / ZDF and RTL, are friendly ladies ask yourself questions to you.
    SW part of the Netherlands - Zeeland.
    I write a little English, but speaks Duits/Engels/Waals-
    Belgium and many dialects in the Netherlands.
    I read books Konsalik (Heinz Gunther) German writer.
    I wish you much success with breakfast and Sunday Morning Live.
    A viewer from Netherlands - Willem.