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Donoghue, Winter make Orange Prize longlist

A pair of Canadians are among the 20 women on the 16th annual Orange Prize for Fiction longlist. Emma Donoghue (Room) and Kathleen Winter (Annabel) are both in contention for the book award, which recognizes “excellence, originality, and accessibility” in fiction written in English by women from around the world.

The shortlist will be announced April 12 and the winners revealed at a ceremony in London on June 8. The winner receives a prize of £30,000 and a bronze “Bessie” statuette created and donated by artist Grizel Niven.