The shortlist for the 2010 Orange Prize for fiction written by women features two debut novelists as well as “the seemingly unstoppable might of Hilary Mantel and Wolf Hall,” the Guardian reported. The winner will be honored June 9 in London.

Finalists are:

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey.

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