The UK prize formerly known as the Orange, now called the Women’s Prize, posted a powerful shortlist, as Hilary Mantel looks to add a third award alongside her Booker and Costa. The winner will be named June 5:
Kate Atkinson, Life After Life
AM Homes, May We Be Forgiven
Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior
Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies
Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Zadie Smith, NW
You can find previous winners listed here.
The first Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers prize has awarded publishing contracts to two young YA writers in their twenties. Hot Key Books will publisher American Katie Coyle’s VIVIAN VERSUS THE APOCALYPSE and Australian Joe Ducie’s THE RIG this September.
A number of publishers announced their reprint plans Tuesday for Pulitzer Prize-winning titles. Random House published fiction winner THE ORPHAN MASTER’S SON by Adam Johnson and Fredrik Logevall’s EMBERS OF WAR — both edited by David Eberhsoff — and says the novel has “gone back to press twice in trade paperback” for a total of 53,500 copies in print, with an additional 3,000 copies in hardcover. The publisher will also print 10,000 additional copies of Logevall’s book.
Crown is still settling on reprint plans for biography winner Tom Reiss’s THE BLACK COUNT, and is “now in discussions here about when to publish the paperback edition of the book.” Meanwhile, poetry winner Sharon Olds’ STAG’S LEAP will go back for a 5th hardcover printing for 3500 copies, Knopf tells us, with another 10,000 copies in a paperback reprint, for a combined total of 25,000 copies in print in both physical formats. A spokesperson for Harper, which publishes general nonfiction awardee Gilbert King’s THE DEVIL IN THE GROVE, had not responded by press time.