Friday, 26 April 2013

2013 IMPAC award

The shortlist of ten books for the 2013 IMPAC award has been announced. The prize fund of €100,000 makes it the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English. This year’s shortlist includes five novels in translation (from Japan, Iceland, Norway, The Netherlands and France); one British and three American novels. City of Bohane, the debut novel from Irish author Kevin Barry completes the shortlist.  Two of the shortlisted authors are previous winners. Andrew Miller won the prize in 1999 for his novel Ingenious Pain and Michel Houellebecq was awarded the prize in 2002 for his novel Atomised.  The award is administered by Dublin City Public Libraries and the books on the longlist are nominated by public libraries throughout the world. Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian said “There is something here for everyone and I urge readers to get stuck in and enjoy the humour and sadness, history and fantasy, teenage and elderly angst on this year’s shortlist”. For further information see

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