Edugyan vying for Britain's Orange Prize
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, March 9, 2012 9:39AM EST
TORONTO - After winning the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Esi Edugyan now has a shot at another big payday -- Britain's esteemed Orange Prize for Fiction.
Edugyan's acclaimed novel, "Half Blood Blues," has been longlisted for the prize, which is worth about C$47,000 and celebrates excellence in women's writing.
The author is based in Victoria.
Also on the Orange long list is Irish-born Emma Donoghue, who lives in London, Ont., for "The Sealed Letter."
Others on the 20-book long list include Americans Ann Patchett and Erin Morgenstern, as well as British novelist Ali Smith.
The short list is to be announced April 17, with the winner to be revealed May 30. Judges for the 2012 Orange prize include writer Joanna Trollope.