Who will be longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize?

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The longlist for the 2012 Orange Prize will be announced on the 8th March.

The prize is awarded to the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English.

Here is my prediction for the 20 novels that will be selected on Thursday:

State of WonderThe Buddha in the AtticSarah ThornhillThe Forgotten Waltz

Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright


Gillespie and IA Cupboard Full of CoatsThere but for theCaleb's Crossing

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris

A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards

There but for the by Ali Smith

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks


The Land of DecorationPainter of SilenceThe Good MuslimAll is Song

The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen

Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding

The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam

All is Song by Samantha Harvey


The Roundabout ManAll That I Am22 Britannia RoadThe Snow Child

The Roundabout Man by Clare Morrall

All That I Am by Anna Funder

22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


SolaceThe DovekeepersMr FoxThe Lifeboat

Solace by Belinda McKeon

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan


Which books do you think will make it onto the Orange longlist?

Have I missed any obvious contenders?

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