Three Irish writers in line for €30,000 prize
THREE Irish authors have been long-listed for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction.
Aifric Campbell, Emma Donoghue and Booker-winner Anne Enright are on the list for the award, which is worth €30,000 to the winner. The annual book award for fiction written by women was established 16 years ago to celebrate women's writing throughout the world.
The announcement of the longlist of 20 coincides with International Women's Day 2012.
Ms Campbell has been listed for her current novel 'On The Floor', about a female trader in the City of London.
Ms Donoghue has been listed for 'The Sealed Letter', a historical novel about a divorce in London in the 1860s, a very different book from her bestseller 'Room', which has now sold over a million copies worldwide.
Ms Enright has been listed for 'The Forgotten Waltz'.
The shortlist is out on April 17 and the winner will be revealed on May 30.