Will Hilary Mantel win this one?

The judging panel of the Women’s Prize for Fiction has released the twenty titles on the 2013 longlist.  This prize, until last year known as the Orange Prize, is open to any woman writing in English, regardless of nationality, country of residence, age or subject matter.

Titles include :

These twenty titles were culled from an original 140.

The list we have ended up with is, we believe, truly representative of that diversity of style, content and provenance, and contains those works which genuinely inspired the most excitement and passion amongst the judges,” said Miranda Richardson, this year’s Chair of Judges.

The shortlist will be announced on 16 April and the winner, who will win £30,000 will be announced on 5 June.

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