Wednesday, 13 November 2013
2014 IMPAC Award
The Irish titles are: The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan, The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín and The Light of Amsterdam by David Park. The 152 books eligible for the 2014 award were nominated by libraries in 110 cities and 39 countries worldwide. 41 are titles in translation, spanning 17 languages, and 47 are first novels. The Award is managed by Dublin City Council’s library service.
The most nominated books this year are Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel and Canada by Richard Ford, both of which received nine nominations from libraries in Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, Britain and America. Other books nominated by multiple libraries are The Dinner by Herman Koch, The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, The Round House by Louise Erdrich and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
The shortlist will be announced on 9th April 2014 with the winner announced on 12th June 2014.