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Orange Prize for Fiction's "50 Essential Reads by Contemporary Authors"

Book awards: Orange Prize for Fiction's "50 Essential Reads by Contemporary Authors"
To support the 2004 award, the Orange Prize for Fiction researched the UK's first ever living library of 50 contemporary 'essential reads'.
The books were chosen by a sample of 500 people attending the first week of the Guardian Hay festival and represent the audience's definitive 'must have' bookshelf by living writers.
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American Pastoral
American Pastoral
2
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
3
Being Dead
Being Dead
4
Birdsong
Birdsong
5
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
6
Captain Corelli's Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
Captain Corelli's Mandolin – Louis De Berniere
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Cloudstreet (Tim Winton)
Cloudstreet (Tim Winton)
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The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
9
Disgrace
Disgrace
10
Enduring Love (Ian Mcewan)
Enduring Love (Ian Mcewan)
11
Faith Singer (Rosie Scott)
Faith Singer (Rosie Scott)
12
Fingersmith
Fingersmith
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13
Fred & Edie (Jill Dawson)
Fred & Edie (Jill Dawson)
14
Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)
Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)
15
Girl With a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
Girl With a Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)
16
The Golden Notebook
The Golden Notebook
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Grace Notes (Bernard Maclaverty)
Grace Notes (Bernard Maclaverty)
18
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
19
High Fidelity (Nick Hornby)
High Fidelity (Nick Hornby)
20
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
21
Ali Smith: Hotel World
Ali Smith: Hotel World
22
The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende)
The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende)
23
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
24
Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children
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25
Misery
Misery
26
Money
Money
27
Music and Silence
Music and Silence
28
Name of the Rose
Name of the Rose
29
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
30
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson)
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson)
31
The Passion
The Passion
32
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
33
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
34
Rabbit Angstrom Series
Rabbit Angstrom Series
35
The Regeneration Trilogy
The Regeneration Trilogy
36
Riders (Jilly Cooper)
Riders (Jilly Cooper)
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37
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
38
The Shipping News (E.Annie Proulx)
The Shipping News (E.Annie Proulx)
39
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
40
Smilla's Sense of Snow
Smilla's Sense of Snow
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