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

Best Novel Awards

2007 winner

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun


Rachel Cusk Arlington Park
Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss
Xiaolu Guo A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
Jane Harris The Observations
Anne Tyler Digging to America

2007 longlist:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of a Yellow Sun – winner
Clare Allan Poppy Shakespeare
Rachel Cusk Arlington Park – shortlist
Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss – shortlist
Patricia Ferguson Peripheral Vision
Margaret Forster Over
Nell Freudenberger The Dissident
Rebecca Gowers When to Walk
Xiaolu Guo A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers – shortlist
Jane Harris The Observations – shortlist
M J Hyland Carry Me Down
Lori Lansens The Girls
Lisa Moore Alligator
Catherine O’Flynn What Was Lost
Stef Penney The Tenderness of Wolves
Deborah Robertson Careless
Rachel Seiffert Afterwards
Jane Smiley Ten Days in the Hills
Anne Tyler Digging to America
Melanie Wallace The Housekeeper

Minaret by Leila Aboulela
Harbor by Lorraine Adams
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman
Watch Me Disappear by Jill Dawson
House of Orphans by Helen Dunmore
White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones
Lost in the Forest by Sue Miller
Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
Frangipani by Célestine Hitiura Vaite
The Position by Meg Wolitzer
On Beauty by Zadie Smith (winner)

Billie Morgan by Joolz Denby
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
The Mammoth Cheese by Sheri Holman
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy
The Zigzag Way by Anita Desai
Escape Routes for Beginners by Kira Cochrane
The Great Stink by Clare Clark
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey
It So Happens by Patricia Ferguson
Away from You by Melanie Finn
The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee
Nelson’s Daughter by Miranda Hearn
Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill
Black Dirt by Nell Leyshon
The Remedy by Michelle Lovric
The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (winner)

Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard
The Ice Road by Gillian Slovo
The Colour by Rose Tremain
Small Island by Andrea Levy (winner)

Buddha Da by Anne Donovan
Heligoland by Shena Mackay
Unless by Carol Shields
The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
Property by Valerie Martin (winner)

No Bones by Anna Burns
The Siege by Helen Dunmore
The White Family by Maggie Gee
A Child’s Book of True Crime by Chloe Hooper
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (winner)

Hotel World by Ali Smith
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Homestead by Rosina Lippi
Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley
Fred And Edie by Jill Dawson
The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville (winner)

If I Told You Once by Judy Budnitz
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Amy And Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
The Dancers Dancing by Éilis Ni Dhuibhne
When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant (winner)

The Short History of a Prince by Jane Hamilton
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Paradise by Toni Morrison
The Leper’s Companions by Julia Blackburn
Visible Worlds by Marilyn Bowering
A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne (winner)

Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis
The Ventriloquist’s Tale by Pauline Melville
The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett
Love Like Hate Adore by Deirdre Purcell
The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels (winner)

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn
One by One in the Darkness by Deirdre Madden
Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx
Hen’s Teeth by Manda Scott
Larry’s Party by Carol Shields (winner)

The Book of Colour by Julia Blackburn
Spinsters by Pagan Kennedy
The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
Eveless Eden by Marianne Wiggins
A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore (winner)