37 American novels in the running for the 2015 Prize

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Thirty-seven American novels are among 142 titles that have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the 2015 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

There have been two American winners of the Award to date. Edward Jones was awarded the prize in 2005 for his novel The Known World and Michael Thomas in 2009 for Man Gone Down.

Library systems in 30 cities throughout the USA were among the libraries in 39 countries worldwide who nominated books for the 2015 longlist.

The American titles include The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (winner Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014); The Good Lord Bird by James McBride (winner 2013 National Book Award); The Son by Philipp Meyer, and Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon.

Also nominated were debut novels A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra and The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure.

The libraries’ most popular book this year, and one of the most nominated books since the award began, is Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, chosen by 19 libraries in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand and the USA.

Full list of American authors nominated for 2015.

  • As Flies to Whatless Boys by Robert Antoni
  • Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew
  • The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
  • A Blind Goddess by James R. Benn
  • S. by Doug Dorst & J.J. Abrams
  • The Circle by Dave Eggers
  • Percival Everett by Virgil Russell by Percival Everett
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Benediction by Kent Haruf
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Fever by Mary Beth Keane
  • The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
  • Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
  • The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
  • The Good House by Ann Leary
  • Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem
  • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  • Someone by Alice McDermott
  • The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris
  • The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
  • The Son by Philipp Meyer
  • Brittle Star by Rod Val Moore
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • Night Film by Marisha Pessl
  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
  • Sparta by Roxana Robinson
  • Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert Stone
  • The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • Let Him Go by Larry Watson
  • The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell
  • The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara