Women's prize for Fiction 2013
Among the contenders for the leading prize for fiction written by women is a bestselling thriller and a how-to-live-your-life memoir so divisive it had some reviewers wanting to throw it across the room. Also in the running are novels by literary heavyweights Hilary Mantel, Zadie Smith and Barbara Kingsolver.
They are all long listed for what was the Orange prize until the phone company withdrew last year to concentrate on cinema sponsorship thus for this year only it will be called the Women's Prize for Fiction.
140 writers entered the competition and 20 were long listed. Most prominent is the all-conquering Mantel, winner of the Man Booker and Costa prizes for Bring Up the Bodies. Last week she won an award thought of as the "British Nobel" – the David Cohen prize for lifetime achievement. To read more click on the link below;