The Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize shortlist for 2012 was:

  • Maija Liisa Makinen - Good Evening, My Name is Anja Ortelin - 2012 Winner
  • Vairi Mitchell - The Life of Midden Mozart
  • Jane Shemilt - Practising
  • Kathryn SimmondsSongs of Love and Fall-Out
  • Katherine Powlesland - The God and The Girl