2014 Impac Prize Longlist Parochial

According to The Guardian read here.

The full list of Australian & New Zealand authors that made it  to the longlist

  • 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)

The shortlist was just announced, it includes 5 novels in translation. Strange because Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser was not in the longlist.


  1. The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker, (Dutch) translated by David Colmer. Published by Harvill Secker.
  2. Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser (Sri Lankan / Australian) Published by Allen & Unwin.
  3. Absolution by Patrick Flanery (American) (First novel) Published by Atlantic Books.
  4. A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Norwegian) Translated by Don Bartlett. Published by Harvill Secker.
  5. Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye (French) Translated by John Fletcher. Published by MacLehose / Quercus and by Alfred A. Knopf.
  6. Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman (Argentinian) Translated from the original Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia. Published by Pushkin Press and by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
  7. The Light of Amsterdam by David Park (Northern Irish) Published by Bloomsbury.
  8. The Spinning Heart  by Donal Ryan (Irish) (First novel) Published by Doubleday Ireland / Lilliput Press.
  9. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian) Published by Myrmidon.
  10. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombian) Translated from the original Spanish by Anne McLean. Published by Bloomsbury.

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