Gilgamesh (novel)

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Author Joan London
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Grove Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & paperback)
Pages 272 pp
ISBN 0-8021-4121-8
OCLC 55686981
Followed by The Good Parents

Gilgamesh, published in 2001, is the first full-length novel written by Joan London. It is inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest known poem.[1]

In 2002, the novel was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award[2] and was selected as The Age Book of the Year for Fiction.[3] The book has been published with some success in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.[1] It has also been published in Europe.[3]



This novel was listed in The New York Times Book Review section as one of the Notable Books of 2003.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Journey's End, a book review". The Guardian. London. 2003-11-01. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Miles Franklin Literary Award". Archived from the original on 2008-04-15. 
  3. ^ a b "The Sydney Writers' Festival 2008". 
  4. ^ New York Times

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