Bailey Prize (Orange Prize) Longlist 2014

The Bailey Prize (formerly the Orange Prize) longlist is out. Lots to catch up on. I love this prize list for its tips on international authors whom we may not know–yet. I have a lot to catch up on from this list. You?


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah

Margaret Atwood – MaddAddam

Suzanne Berne – The Dogs of Littlefield

Fatima Bhutto – The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

Claire Cameron – The Bear

Lea Carpenter – Eleven Days

M.J. Carter – The Strangler Vine

Eleanor Catton – The Luminaries

Deborah Kay Davies – Reasons She Goes to the Woods

Elizabeth Gilbert – The Signature of All Things

Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

Rachel Kushner – The Flamethrowers

Jhumpa Lahiri – The Lowland

Audrey Magee – The Undertaking

Eimear McBride – A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing

Charlotte Mendelson – Almost English

Anna Quindlen – Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Elizabeth Strout – The Burgess Boys

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

Evie Wyld – All The Birds, Singing


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  • Bruce, Mary H.  On March 14, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Wow, thank you, Glenda. I miss everybody.

    Mary H. Bruce, PhD Professor of English Monmouth College Monmouth, IL 61462 ________________________________

    • Glenda Bailey-Mershon  On March 14, 2014 at 3:01 am

      Hi, Mary. Good to hear from you. I was just today thinking about our poetry group and missing it myself. What are you doing lately? I have a novel coming out in September but am trying to work on a poetry manuscript before the reading tour gets really busy. Are you feeling well?

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