Five Irish authors on Longlist for 2015 International IMPAC Dublin

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2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award LonglistThe Longlist for the 2015 International IMPAC Literary award has been announced at Dublin City Library and Archive today, Monday, 24th November. The 142 books on the longlist were nominated by libraries in 114 cities and 39 countries worldwide. 49 titles on the longlist are books in translation, spanning 16 languages and 29 are first novels. In this, the 20th year of the award we are delighted that five Irish books have made the longlist.

The five Irish titles nominated are:


Bookcover: The Herbalist by Niamb Boyce  Bookcover: The Guts by Roddy Doyle  Bookcover: TransAtlantic by Colum McCann Bookcover: The Rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissy Bookcover: The Thing about December by Donal Ryan

Niamh Boyce has been longlisted for her debut novel The Herbalist. The other four authors have appeared on the longlist in previous years. 

Colum McCann is no stranger to the award, having been shortlisted in 2000 for This Side of Brightness and longlisted for Dancer and Zoli in 2005 and 2008, before winning the award in 2011 with Let the Great World Spin.

Donal Ryan's debut novel The Spinning Heart was shortlisted for the 2014 award.

Roddy Doyle has featured on the longlist four times previously: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (1996), The Woman who walked into Doors (1998), A Star Called Henry (2001) and Oh, Play That Thing (2006).

Mary Morrissy was longlisted for the award in 2002 for The Pretender.

All 142 titles are available to borrow in Dublin City Public Libraries now! Check the library catalogue for availability and to reserve a book. The Lord Mayor will announce the winner of the award on 17th June 2015.

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