The most international of awards

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The longlist of books nominated for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been announced.

Books are nominated for this award by public libraries around the world, including our own State Library of NSW. There are 154 books on the longlist, nominated by libraries in 120 cities, in 44 countries, in 19 languages making it, surely, the most international of Awards.

The State Library of NSW have nominated three books :

  • All That I Am by Anna Funder
  • Five Bells by Gail Jones
  • Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears

You can see the full longlist of 154 here (must be the only list without Bring Up the Bodies!)

Of the several I’ve read off that list I can thoroughly recommend 3 books by some men (bringing some balance from NSW?)

  • Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar
  • The Street Sweeper by Eliot Pearlman
  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt.

Go and have a rootle around in the list – there’s something for everyone there. See how many you can read before the shortlist is announced in April 2013.


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