International Impac Dublin Literary Award | Shortlist Announced

The shortlist of ten novels has been announced today for the world’s most prestigious literary prize – International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. The shortlist was selected from last November’s longlist, nominated by 166 public library systems in 126 cities worldwide.
The shortlist includes novels by three Irish authors; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, Brooklyn by Colm Toibín, and Love and Summer by William Trevor. The International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award is worth €100,000 and the overall winner will be announced in June.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Gerry Breen, Patron of the Award, officially confirmed the titles on this year’s shortlist earlier today in Dublin.
Galore by Michael Crummey (Canadian). Doubleday Canada
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (American). Faber & Faber, HarperCollins, USA
The Vagrants by Yiyn Li (Chinese / American) Random House, USA
Ransom by David Malouf (Australian) Random House Australia
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (Irish) Bloomsbury, UK, Random House, USA
Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates (American) Ecco Press, USA
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey (Australian) Allen & Unwin
Brooklyn by Colm Toibín (Irish) Viking UK, Scribner, USA
Love and Summer by William Trevor (Irish) Viking, UK
After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice by Evie Wyld (Australian) Pantheon Books, USA
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