The Orange Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
Here are the 2012 shorlisted titles:
- Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues Serpent’s Tail
- Anne Enright The Forgotten Waltz Jonathan Cape
- Georgina Harding Painter of Silence Bloomsbury
- Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles Bloomsbury
- Cynthia Ozick Foreign Bodies Atlantic Books
- Ann Patchett State of Wonder Bloomsbury
The winner will be announced on the 30th of May.