Friday 17 April 2015

International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award 2015

10 novels have been shortlisted for the 20th International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. The list includes TransAtlantic by Irish author and former winner Colum McCann, three novels in translation from Brazil, France and Morocco and novels from Australia, Nigeria, the UK and the USA. The IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, an initiative of Dublin City Council, is worth €100,000 to the winner and is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English.

The shortlisted titles are:

1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2. Horses of God by Mahi Binebine
3. Harvest by Jim Crace
4. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
5. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
6. K by Bernardo Kucinski
7. Brief Loves That Live Forever by Andreï Makine
8. TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
9. Someone by Alice McDermott
10. Sparta by Roxana Robinson

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, Patron of the Award said “This is a list of high quality literature with three novels in translation which might not otherwise be brought to the attention of readers. I am delighted to see a Dubliner’s name included on the list – Colum McCann”. The winner of the 2015 award will be announced on Wednesday, June 17th.

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