BooksBook Monday 24 Nov 2014142 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
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.