Authors shortlisted for 2010 Orange Prize
Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna are among six titles to make the shortlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction, an annual UK literary prize.books Updated: Apr 21, 2010 12:16 IST
"This shortlist achieves the near impossible of combining literary merit with sheer readability," said chair of judges Daisy Goodwin.
"With a thriller, historical novels that reflect our world back to us, as well as a tragicomedy about post-9/11 America - there is something here to challenge, amuse and enthrall every kind of reader."
2010 Orange Prize shortlist:
The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
The winning author, to be announced in London on June 9, will receive £30,000 (€34 000).