51 American novels on 2014 longlist

51 AMERICAN NOVELS NOMINATED FOR 2014 INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD, 152 TITLES NOMINATED BY LIBRARIES WORLD WIDE

Fifty-one American novels are among 152 titles that have been 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 2014 Award was launched today, by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn, Patron of the Award, at a ceremony in The Dublin City Library & Archive.

The US titles include:

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (winner Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2013)

The Round House by Louise Erdrich (winner 2012 National Book Award)

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk by Ben Johnston (debut novel)

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (debut novel)

Also nominated were debut novels Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

2014 longlisted novels by American authors

LONGLISTED TITLE AUTHOR
No One Is Here Except All Of Us Ramona Ausubel
In the Kingdom of Men Kim Barnes
Running the Rift Naomi Benaron
Miss Fuller April Bernard
The Sandcastle Girls Chris Bohjalian
Tell the Wolves I’m Home Carol Rifka Brunt
A Land More Kind Than Home Wiley Cash
Telegraph Avenue Michael Chabon
The Orchardist Amanda Coplin
A Partial History of Lost Causes Jennifer duBois
A Hologram for the King Dave Eggers
The Round House Louise Erdrich
Sufficient Grace Amy Espeseth
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Jonathan Evison
Absolution Patrick Flanery
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Canada Richard Ford
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Ben Fountain
Follow the Spinning Sun Leandro Thomas Gonzales
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend Matthew Green
Arcadia Lauren Groff
The Dog Stars Peter Heller
May We Be Forgiven A.M. Homes
In One Person John Irving
The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey
The Orphan Master’s Son Adam Johnson
The Vanishers Heidi Julavits
No One Is Here Except All Of Us Ramona Ausubel
In the Kingdom of Men Kim Barnes
Running the Rift Naomi Benaron
Miss Fuller April Bernard
The Sandcastle Girls Chris Bohjalian
Tell the Wolves I’m Home Carol Rifka Brunt
A Land More Kind Than Home Wiley Cash
Telegraph Avenue Michael Chabon
The Orchardist Amanda Coplin
A Partial History of Lost Causes Jennifer duBois
A Hologram for the King Dave Eggers
The Round House Louise Erdrich
Sufficient Grace Amy Espeseth
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Jonathan Evison
Absolution Patrick Flanery
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Canada Richard Ford
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Ben Fountain
Follow the Spinning Sun Leandro Thomas Gonzales
The Fault in Our Stars John Green
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend Matthew Green
Arcadia Lauren Groff
The Dog Stars Peter Heller
May We Be Forgiven A.M. Homes
In One Person John Irving
The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey
The Orphan Master’s Son Adam Johnson
The Vanishers Heidi Julavits

American Libraries Participating 2014

Boston Boston Public Library
Cheyenne Laramie County Library System
Chicago Chicago Public Library
Cincinnati Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
Cleveland Cleveland Public Library
Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Library District
Columbia Richland County Public Library
Concord New Hampshire State Library
Denver Denver Public Library
Detroit Detroit Public Library
Hartford Hartford Public Library
Houston Houston Public Library
Jacksonville Jacksonville Public Library
Kansas City Kansas City Public Library
Miami Miami-Dade Public Library System
Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Library
New York New York Public Library
Philadelphia Free Library of Philadelphia
Pittsburgh Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Portland Multnomah County Library
Richmond Richmond Public Library
San Diego San Diego Public Library
San Francisco San Francisco Public Library
San José San Jose Public Library
Seattle Seattle Public Library
Springfield Lincoln Library

 

Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian, announced that the 152 books eligible for the 2014 award were nominated by libraries in 110 cities and 39 countries worldwide: ‘41 are titles in translation, she said, ‘spanning 17 languages,  and 47 are first novels’.  “We are delighted that the USA continues to feature so strongly in the Award each year, she said, “and I want to thank the 26 library systems from New York to San Francisco, who nominated books for the Award. Being nominated for the Award will bring these writers to the attention of an even larger international audience.”

Lord Mayor, Oisín Quinn, commended the IMPAC DUBLIN Award for its promotion of excellence in world literature as well as for the opportunity to promote Irish writing internationally.  ‘Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature and cultural tourism is a vital part of the City’s economy’ he said: ‘this prestigious Award enhances the City’s worldwide reputation as a literary destination’.

‘Readers at home and abroad’, said the Lord Mayor, ‘will find new books and new authors on the longlist, and they can pit themselves against the international panel of judges and pick their own favourite, before I announce the winner on 12thJune next year’.

Books eligible for the 2014 award were first published in 2012.

The 2014 Judging Panel comprises Irish author, Catherine Dunne (shortlisted for Irish Book Awards – 2013 Eason Novel of the Year); Malaysian novelist Tash Aw (longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize); Giles Foden, British novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia; Maya Jaggi, award winning cultural journalist and critic for Guardian Review  and Maciek Swierkocki, Polish translator, critic, scriptwriter, novelist and editor. The non-voting Chairperson is Eugene R. Sullivan.

Other novels nominated for the 2014 Award include Canada by Richard Ford, The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson , winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for  Fiction, and The Round House by Louise Erdrich, winner of the 2012 National Book Award.

Among the 41 translated authors are Mario Vargas Llosa (Peruvian-Spanish writer, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature); Karl Ove Knausgård (Norway), Herman Koch (The Netherlands) and Ragna Sigurðardóttir (Iceland).

Two previous winners of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2010 winner Gerbrand Bakker and 1998 winner Herta Müller, have also been nominated. Herta Müller was also the recipient of the 2009 Nobel prize.

The most nominated books this year are Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel and Canada by Richard Ford, both of which received nine nominations from libraries in Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, Britain and America. Other books nominated by multiple libraries are The Dinner by Herman Koch, The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, The Round House by Louise Erdrich and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

The shortlist will be made public on 9th April 2014 

The Lord Mayor will announce the winner on 6th June 2014

The International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. Founded in partnership with IMPAC, the Award is an initiative of Dublin City Council, the municipal government of Dublin. The Award aims to promote excellence in world literature and nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world. Designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2010, Dublin’s literary heritage is a significant driver of cultural tourism for the City.