Aussies line up for world’s most financially-lucrative literary prize

A number of books by Aussie authors have been longlisted for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most financially lucrative prize for a novel published in English.

Books by Australian authors on the longlist are:

  • What the Family Needed (Steven Amsterdam, Sleepers)
  • Estuary (Sam Bunny, Bay Owl Press)
  • Spirit of Progress (Steven Carroll, Fourth Estate)
  • All That I Am (Anna Funder, Penguin)
  • Sarah Thornhill (Kate Grenville, Text)
  • Five Bells (Gail Jones, Vintage)
  • Foal’s Bread (Gillian Mears, A&U)
  • Autumn Laing (Alex Miller, A&U)
  • Cold Light (Frank Moorhouse, Vintage)
  • Past the Shallows (Favel Parrett, Hachette)
  • The Street Sweeper (Elliot Perlman, Vintage).

The shortlist is announced in April next year, with the winner revealed in early June.

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.