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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By |2016-07-13T18:28:47+00:00April 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|2 Comments


  1. leroyhunter April 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I just today bought The Forgotten Waltz, having waited for the normal paperback edition – I try to avoid the trade versions.

    I’m pretty sure I’ve heard good things about Madeline Miller’s book, and of course I have you to thank for previous Ozick recommends Trevor. So, an interesting list.

  2. KevinfromCanada April 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Like Trevor, I have read half the list (in my case, Enright, not Patchett) but the other two as well.

    Off that half-list, I tood would give the nod to Ozick but just by a bit over the Enright (The Forgotten Waltz is a very good novel that I don’t think got the attention that it deserves). Hope you like it, Leroy — it does speak to what post-2008 Ireland looks like.

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