Posted by: Lisa Hill | April 13, 2011

Aussie authors on the IMPAC shortlist

Australian authors have made it into the IMPAC shortlist.

  1. Ransom by David Malouf  (Australian) Random House Australia.  See my review
  2. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey  (Australian) Allen & Unwin See my review
  3. Galore by Michael Crummey (Canadian). Doubleday Canada
  4. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (American). Faber & Faber, HarperCollins, USA
  5. The Vagrants by Yiyn Li  (Chinese / American) Random House, USA
  6. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (Irish) Bloomsbury, UK, Random House, USA (Abandoned)
  7. Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates  (American) Ecco Press, USA
  8. Brooklyn by Colm Toibín (Irish) Viking UK, Scribner, USA see my review
  9. Love and Summer by William Trevor (Irish) Viking, UK


  1. shocked by lack of translation ,mahlouf be a worthy winner ,all the best stu


    • I can understand your disappointment, Stu, especially when The Twin won it last year, proving that books in translation can indeed be worthy winners.


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