Former winner Colum McCann has had his book Transatlantic submitted for consideration. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The 20th International Impac Dublin Literary Award longlist announced on Monday includes two former winners. The award that has achieved so much in al(...)

Sidney Nolan’s portrait of Ned Kelly, the bushranger who was the subject of Peter Carey’s Booker Prize winning novel, The True History of the Kelly Gang (2001)

The Aloe (1930), Katherine Mansfield Published posthumously by her husband John Middleton Murry, The Aloe is an extended version of Mansfield’s(...)

Norwegian author Per Petterson. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Jim is alone and lost, suffering from a malaise that shifts between apathy and a darker despair that takes the form of blackouts. He has, surprisingly(...)

Tim Winton: gliding between the formal and the colloquial. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Even boy wonders need time. The Australian novelist Tim Winton decided early in life that he wanted to do two things: write books and be a policeman, (...)

 Tim Winton: sustains convincing domestic tension in a narrative that is long and often wordy

No fall from grace is worse than that of a good man, particularly if he has done nothing wrong other than to allow his plight to continue damaging him(...)

Evie Wyld: ‘I wanted to write big action books but these sad little vignettes about fathers and sons kept coming out’

‘When I finish a book, I have no idea what it’s about until I talk to people, and do interviews. Slowly, I start to realise what it is I was saying wh(...)