The longlist was announced in March:
For a synopsis of each of the above with author biographies, check out the Orange Prize website. You can also click the tab above to be taken to 'The Guardian 2012 Orange Prize Longlist in Pictures'. (So you can see the covers. Plus a slideshow is just kind of fun).
So, have you read any of them already? I have to admit, I've not read a single one! Well, I did have a go at the The Night Circus, but I didn't finish it. You may recall (and if we've just met, you'll soon learn) that I am not one to carry on with a book when it's not working for me. I cast them aside with no regrets! But that's just me, and in this group, I am probably the most capricious and hasty about these things. :)
Hope to hear from you--don't be shy!