Wednesday, November 26, 2014

142 Titles, including four by NZ authors, nominated for 2015 International Dublin Literary Award

BooksBook Monday 24 Nov 2014

142 books have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Nominations for the 2015 Award include 49 novels in translation with works by 37 American, 19 British, 9 Canadian, 9 Australian, 2 New Zealand and 7 Italian authors. Organised by Dublin City Council, the 2015 Award was launched today by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, Patron of the Award, at a ceremony in The Dublin City Library & Archive.

Longlist of the 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

And at The Guardian:

JK Rowling's alter ego makes longlist for €100,000 Impac award

The Harry Potter author, writing as Robert Galbraith, joins 141 other novelists among the nominees for lucrative prize.
Rowling, picked for her detective novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, is one of 19 British authors in the running for the 2015 prize, the most lucrative in the world for a single novel available in English. Novels are nominated by libraries around the world, with The Cuckoo’s Calling due to compete with some of the year’s most acclaimed fiction, including two Booker winners from the southern hemisphere – Australian Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North and New Zealander Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries – and American literary heavyweight Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer prize-winning The Goldfinch.


Anonymous said...

Who is the other NZer, apart from Eleanor Catton?

Beattie's Book Blog said...

Sorry, there were four NZ authors/titles in total not two as I originally said.The full list is attached to my post

NZ titles/authors: The Infinite Air by Fiona Kidman, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton,The Last Days of the National Costume, by Anne Kennedy and The Disestablishment of Paradise by Phillip Mann

Angela S said...

Kidman and possibly Simsion, but he lives and is published in Aus so they will claim him. Can't see 4 NZ ers. Astonishing that the judges will be reading so many!!