Chimamanda Adichie’s novel ‘Americanah’ has been nominated alongside 19 other authors for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.
The award formerly known as Orange Prize, honours works written in English by women.
Six finalists will be announced on April 7 and the winner unveiled on June 4.
The 20 nominees include: –
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah (Nigerian, third novel)
Margaret Atwood Maddaddam (Canadian, 14th novel)
Suzanne Berne The Dogs of Littlefield (American, fourth novel)
Fatima Bhutto The Shadow of the Crescent Moon (Pakistani, first novel)
Claire Cameron The Bear (Canadian, second novel)
Lea Carpenter Eleven Days (American, first novel)
MJ Carter The Strangler Vine (British, first novel)
Eleanor Catton The Luminaries (New Zealand/Canadian, second novel)
Deborah Kay Davies Reasons She Goes to the Woods (British, second novel)
Elizabeth Gilbert The Signature of All Things (American, second novel)
Hannah Kent Burial Rites (Australian, first novel)
Rachel Kushner The Flamethrowers (American, second novel)
Jhumpa Lahiri The Lowland (Indian/American, second novel)
Audrey Magee The Undertaking (Irish, first novel)
Eimear McBride A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (Irish, first novel)
Charlotte Mendelson Almost English (British, fourth novel)
Anna Quindlen Still Life With Bread Crumbs (American, seventh novel)
Elizabeth Strout The Burgess Boys (American, fourth novel)
Donna Tartt The Goldfinch (American, third novel)
Evie Wyld All the Birds, Singing (British, second novel)