NZers in running for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The longlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has just been announced. And long it is, clocking in at 137 titles. The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind. It involves libraries from all corners of the globe, and is open to books written in any language.

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones is yet again in the running, helped no doubt by being selected by all four nominating NZ libraries (Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington and Christchurch).

Other NZ titles on the longlist are:

Every year we ask for your help in making our selection. It is a great chance to be involved in a literary prize. This year, Christchurch City Libraries nominated John Tomb’s Head and The Madonnas of Leningrad as well as Mister Pip.

Dublin City Council will announce the shortlist on 2nd April 2008 and the winning novel will be announced by the Lord Mayor on 12th June 2008.