Posted by: Kirsty | April 21, 2009

The Orange Prize Shortlist 2009

You wait for a week for a post, then two come along at once. Behold! It’s the Orange Prize Shortlist!

Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman
The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt
Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deirdre Madden
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie

‘Choosing just six was far harder than I had imagined, but we all left the judging room proud of the list we have chosen.’ Fi Glover – chair of judges

The winner will be announced on 3 June.



  1. Do you have any opinions on who ought to win? Have you read many/ any of them? I’ve only read Home so far (which I absolutely LOVED.)


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