Last week the nominees for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award were announced.
As per usual, there are DOZENS of books on the longlist, which is a rather eclectic of mix of fiction, all of which have been nominated by librarians from around the world.
I was surprised to find I knew quite a lot of books on the list because many of them have been sitting in my TBR for what seems like forever. And I have read and reviewed several — a baker's dozen, in fact — here on Reading Matters, so I thought I'd provide links to them for your perusal:
- Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser
- 419 by Will Ferguson
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding
- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
- A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
- The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul (translated by Martin Aitken)
- The Light of Amsterdam by David Park
- The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
- The Garden of Evening Mists by Twan Eng Tan
- Ru by Kim Thúy (translated by Sheila Fischman)
- Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany
Please note, Lisa from ANZ LitLovers has written a similar post on her blog, so I'd urge you to pop along there to see what titles she has reviewed.
The shortlist will be announced on 9 April and the winner named on 12 June.