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Nominees for Orange Fiction Prize revealed

March 6, 2006 at 11:09 PM

LONDON, March 6 (UPI) -- Authors Zadie Smith, Ali Smith and Sarah Waters were revealed Monday as 2006 nominees for Britain's Orange Prize for Fiction.

Also on the list of nominees for the prize awarded annually for "excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing" is inaugural 1996 prize winner Helen Dunmore as well as U.S. authors Joyce Carol Oates and Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson, the BBC reported Monday.

The list will be whittled down with finalists announced April 26 and the winner revealed on June 6.

Lionel Shriver won the 2005 Orange Prize for her book, "We Need to Talk about Kevin."

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