“The Cuckoo’s Calling” nominated for world-renowned lucrative prize

In a nominee list released today, Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling joined 141 other books nominated for one of the richest literary prizes in the world, the International Impac Dublin award. Every year the 100,000-pound prize is awarded to an author voted on by a committee. Since it began in 1996, three British authors have won, and this year 19 authors from Britain have made the longlist. This is Galbraith’s first time on the nominee list.

The Cuckoo’s Calling follows private investigator Cormoran Strike as he is pulled into the investigation of a supermodel’s suicide. Or was it a homicide? Strike refuses to believe the police, who insist she jumped off a building. In this book, Strike is given a look at the glamorous lifestyle of pleasure, enticement, and seduction. Read MuggleNet’s review here!

Nominees for the Impac award include books written by authors from all over the world, including Austria, Belgium, France, New Zealand, the United States, and more, all nominated by public libraries. The Cuckoo’s Calling was nominated by a public library in Nice, France, which said the book was a

 breathless novel with endearing and colourful characters with a touch of Agatha Christie.

The winner will be announced next year on June 17. If you haven’t read The Cuckoo’s Calling or its sequel The Silkworm, click on the links to buy a copy!

How excited are you for the nomination? How good do you think the chances are of The Cuckoo’s Calling winning?