Australian author Jon Bauer has been shortlisted for this year’s International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Bauer was shortlisted for the €100,000 (approximately A$126,000) award for his novel Rocks in the Belly (Scribe). The award is the most valuable for a novel published in English and is presented each year to promote excellence in world literature. Nominations for the award are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world.
Rocks in the Belly joins nine other books on this year’s shortlist. The other shortlisted titles are:
- The Matter with Morris (David Bergen, Counterpoint Press)
- A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan, Corsair)
- The Memory of Love (Aminatta Forna, Bloomsbury)
- Even the Dogs (Jon McGregor, Bloomsbury)
- Matterhorn (Karl Marlantes, Atlantic Books)
- Landed (Tim Pears, Counterpoint Press)
- Limassol (Yishai Sarid, translation by Barbara Harshav, Europa Editions)
- The Eternal Son (Cristovão Tezza, translation by Alison Entrekin, Scribe)
- Lean on Pete (Willy Vlautin, Faber).
The winner of this year’s award will be announced on 13 June. As previously reported by Bookseller+Publisher, a number of other Australian and New Zealand authors were longlisted for this year’s award. For more information about the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, click here.