19 UK novels nominated for the 2015 Award

UK books a19 British novels are among 142 titles that have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

There has been three British winners of the award to date. Andrew Miller was awarded the prize in 1999 for his novel Ingenious Pain, Nicola Barker in 2000 for Wide Open and Jon McGregor in 2012 for Even the Dogs.

Libraries in Birmingham, Liverpool, London and Newcastle were among the libraries in 39 countries worldwide who nominated books for the 2015 longlist.

The British titles include:

  • The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (winner Costa Book of the Year 2013)
  • Harvest by Jim Crace (Man Booker shortlist 2013)
  • Life After Life by Kake Atkinson
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)
  • Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe

Also nominated were The Blind Man’s Garden by Nadeem Aslam, The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna and debut novel The Banner of the Passing Clouds by Anthea Nicholson. The complete list is below.

The UK is also represented on the 2015 Judging Panel with Valentine Cunningham, Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University; Daniel Hahn translator, writer and  editor, Chair of the Society of Authors, and UK-based Kate Pullinger (Canadian) winner of The Governor General’s Award for Fiction and Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University, joining Jordi Soler (Mexico/Spain) and Irish novelist Christine Dwyer Hickey on the panel.

The full list of 2015 British longlisted books:

  • The Blind Man’s Garden by Nadeem Aslam (British / Pakistani)
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe
  • Harvest by Jim Crace
  • The Things We Never Said by Susan Elliot Wright
  • The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
  • The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbaith
  • The Humans by Matt Haig
  • Perfect by Rachel Joyce
  • The Disestablishment of Paradise by Phillip Mann (British/ New Zealander)
  • Stolen by Rebecca Muddiman
  • The Banner of the Passing Clouds by Anthea Nicholson
  • Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
  • The Collector of Lost Things by Jeremy Page
  • Paris by Edward Rutherfurd
  • Orkney by Amy Sackville

*Download the 19 UK novels nominated for IMPAC Dublin Award 2015 media release.*