9 Novels from Australia and 4 from New Zealand on 2015 longlist

Aus & NZ books

9 novels from Australia and 4 from New Zealand are among 142 titles that have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the 2015  International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

The Australian titles include The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan; Coal Creek by Alex Miller, and The Swan Book by Alexis Wright.

The New Zealand titles include The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton; The Infinite Air by Fiona Kidman, and The Last Days of the National Costume by Anne Kennedy.

The full list of Australian & New Zealand authors;

  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Aus)
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Aus)
  • Mullumbimby by Melissa Lucashenko (Aus)
  • Coal Creek by Alex Miller (Aus)
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Aus)
  • Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas (Aus)
  • Eyrie by Tim Winton (Aus)
  • Cairo  by Chris Womersley (Aus)
  • The Swan Book by Alexis Wright (Aus)
  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (NZ)
  • The Last Days of the National Costume by Anne Kennedy (NZ)
  • The Infinite Air by Fiona Kidman (NZ)
  • The Disestablishment of Paradise by Phillip Mann (NZ)

 Australian libraries in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney and libraries in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Timaru and Wellington in New Zealand nominated books for the 2015 award.

Australian author David Malouf was the first winner of the award in 1996 for Remembering Babylon.

*Download the 9 novels from Australia and New Zealand in 2015 Award media release.