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Michelle de Kretser’s THE LIFE TO COME longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2019

In Literary News by Francesca Davies0 Comments

THE LIFE TO COME, the most recent novel by Michelle de Kretser, has been longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2019. Michelle’s powerful novel centres on the lives of Pippa, Celeste, and Ash in a deeply moving story brimming with satire and acute observations. The International Dublin Literary Award promotes excellence in world literature and the books are nominated by public libraries around the globe. The shortlist will be announced on 4th April 2019.

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