22 novels by British authors nominated for the 2013 Award

Twenty-two novels by British authors are among 154 titles on the longlist of books nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Organised by Dublin City Public Libraries, the 2013 Award was launched on 12th November by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Naoise Ó Muirí, Patron of the Award, at a ceremony in The Dublin City Library & Archive.

Among the UK authored books nominated are:

  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, nominated by 15 libraries worldwide, winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize
  • The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James, the detective sequel to Pride and Prejudice
  • Pure by Andrew Miller, winner of the 2012 Costa Prize and previous winner of the IMPAC DUBLIN Award for Ingenious Pain in 1999

Also nominated were Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift, A Man of Parts by David Lodge, How It All Began by Penelope Lively and The Invisible Ones by Scottish author Stef Penney.

The complete list of books by British authors is:

  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch
  • A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards
  • Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
  • The Thread by Victoria Hislop
  • The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
  • Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  • A Man of Parts by David Lodge
  • Pure by Andrew Miller
  • Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
  • A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In by Magnus Mills
  • Half of the Human Race by Anthony Quinn
  • Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift
  • Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
  • Bed by David Whitehouse
  • When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
  • My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
  • Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
  • How It All Began by Penelope Lively
  • The Second Coming by John Niven
  • The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney