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Australian, NZ authors on 2019 Dublin Literary Award longlist

Fourteen books by Australian authors and six by New Zealand authors have been nominated for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award.

Longlisted books by Australian authors are:

  • A Long Way from Home (Peter Carey, Penguin)
  • Marlborough Man (Alan Carter, Fremantle Press)
  • Song of the Sun God (Shankari Chandran, Perera Hussein)
  • Terra Nullius (Claire G Coleman, Hachette)
  • The Life to Come (Michelle de Kretser, A&U)
  • Her (Garry Disher, Hachette)
  • First Person (Richard Flanagan, Penguin)
  • The Choke (Sofie Laguna, A&U)
  • Incredible Floridas (Stephen Orr, Wakefield Press)
  • The Fish Girl (Mirandi Riwoe, Seizure)
  • See What I Have Done (Sarah Schmidt, Hachette)
  • Taboo (Kim Scott, Picador)
  • And Fire Came Down (Emma Viskic, Echo)
  • Clear to the Horizon (Dave Warner, Fremantle Press).

Longlisted books by New Zealand authors are:

  • The New Animals (Pip Adam, Victoria University Press)
  • Decline and Fall on Savage Street (Fiona Farrell, Random House NZ Vintage)
  • Sleeps Standing (Moetū Witi Ihimaera with Hēmi Kelly, Random House NZ Vintage)
  • Baby (Annaleese Jochems, Victoria University Press)
  • Through the Lonesome Dark (Paddy Richardson, Upstart Press)
  • The Necessary Angel (C K Stead, A&U NZ).

In total, 141 books were nominated for the longlist by libraries in 115 cities across the world. The longlist includes authors from 36 countries, 39 translated titles and 48 debut novels. The book that received the most nominations this year was Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West (Hamish Hamilton).

The shortlist will be announced in April 2019 and the winner on 4 June.

Now in its 24th year, the International Dublin Literary Award is organised by Dublin City Council and managed by the council’s library service. The prize is worth €100,000 (A$157,760) and organisers say it is the world’s ‘most valuable’ annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English. British-Australian author Evie Wyld is among the judges for this year’s award.

To see the full longlist, visit the award’s website.



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