The longlist is out for the Impac Dublin literary award and features no less than 147 titles which have been nominated by libraries from around the world.
The prize is a whopping €100,000 and favourite to win is last year’s Man Booker shortlist title Room, by Emma Donoghue. But could some genre favourites also stand a chance?
The longlist also includes The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald (Winner, Best Novel BSFA Award 2010), Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes (Winner, The Arthur C Clarke Award 2010; shortlisted, Best Novel BSFA Award 2010), The Kraken by China Mieville, Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, The Passage, by Justin Cronin, and Guy Gavriel Kay’s historical fantasy, Under Heaven.
A shortlist will be drawn up soon and the winner announced on June 13th 2012.