The longlist for the International DUBLIN Literary Award 2016 has been announced and Allen & Unwin is thrilled to report that three of our titles have been nominated!
Voted for by Librarians, the DUBLIN is a unique international award - not to mention the world's most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. It is great to see that State Library of Victoria nominated Cicada, while Miles Franklin Literary Award winner The Eye of the Sheep, was nominated by the National Library of Australia. Our third title, The Undertaking, was nominated by Hungarian librarians!
A great selection of titles from our international cousins also made the longlist - congratulations to them! This includes a few Allen & Unwin staff favourites such as Michel Faber's The Book of Strange New Things and the Man Booker Prize for Fiction winner A Brief History of Seven Killings.
The International DUBLIN Literary Award (formerly known as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) is managed by Dublin City Council’s library service. Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian, announced that the 160 books eligible for the 2016 award were nominated by libraries in 118 cities and 44 countries worldwide; noting that 53 are titles in translation, spanning 19 languages and 49 are first novels.
The full list of longlisted titles can be viewed here