Australian authors on 2020 Dublin Literary Award longlist
Twelve books by Australian authors have been nominated for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award.
The longlisted books by Australian authors are:
- Flames (Robbie Arnott, Text)
- The Making of Martin Sparrow (Peter Cochrane, Viking)
- Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate)
- A Stolen Season (Rodney Hall, Picador)
- The Lost Man (Jane Harper, Macmillan)
- Too Much Lip (Melissa Lucashenko, UQP)
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo)
- Shell (Kristina Olsson, S&S)
- The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Holly Ringland, Fourth Estate)
- The Lucky Galah (Tracy Sorensen, Picador)
- The Shepherd’s Hut (Tim Winton, Penguin)
- Bridge of Clay (Markus Zusak, Picador).
In total, 156 books were nominated for the longlist by libraries from 40 countries. The longlist includes 50 translated titles and 51 debut novels. The book that received the most nominations this year was Tommy Orange’s There There (Vintage).
The shortlist will be announced on 2 April 2020 and the winner on 10 June.
Now in its 25th 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.
For more information, visit the award’s website.