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Australian, NZ authors on IMPAC Dublin 2014 longlist

A number of books by Australian and New Zealand authors have been longlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Books by Australian authors on the longlist are:

  • The Voyage (Murray Bail, Text)
  • Lola Bensky (Lily Brett, Penguin)
  • The Chemistry of Tears (Peter Carey, Penguin)
  • Questions of Travel (Michelle de Kretser, A&U)
  • Sufficient Grace (Amy Espeseth, Scribe)
  • The Daughters of Mars (Tom Keneally, Vintage)
  • Lost Voices (Christopher Koch, Fourth Estate)
  • Sea Hearts (Margo Lanagan, A&U)
  • The Light between Oceans (M L Stedman, Vintage)
  • Mateship with Birds (Carrie Tiffany, Picador).


Books by New Zealand authors on the longlist are:

  • The Forrests (Emily Perkins, Bloomsbury)
  • The Big Music (Kirsty Gunn, Faber)
  • The Open World (Stephanie Johnson, Vintage)
  • In the Absence of Heroes (Anthony McCarten, City Lights Books)
  • Risk (C K Stead, MacLehose Press).


The shortlist for the 2014 award will be announced on 9 April and the winner will be announced on 12 June.

A total of 152 books were nominated for the 2014 award by libraries in 39 different countries. This year’s longlist includes 41 titles that have been translated into English and 47 debut novels. The complete longlist is available online here

Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser (A&U), Lost Voices by Christopher Koch (Fourth Estate) and Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany (Picador) were the most popular books nominated by Australian libraries, with each book receiving two nominations. To see all of the titles nominated by Australian libraries, click here.

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is worth €100,000 (approximately A$143,324), making it the most valuable prize for a novel published in English. The 2013 award was presented to Irish author Kevin Barry for City of Bohane (Vintage).

For more information about the award, visit the website here.



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