I’m late posting this, but on April 17 the shortlist for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction was announced:

  • Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan (my review here)
  • The Forgotten Walz, by Anne Enright
  • Painter of Silence, by Georgina Harding
  • The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
  • Foreign Bodies, by Cynthia Ozick (my review here)
  • State of Wonder, by Ann Patchett (my review here)

I was thrilled to see Enright and Ozick on the shortlist. I certainly did not expect to see them there. The winner will be announced on May 30. My vote goes to Ozick.

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