International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Announced

The ten books to make the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award were announced shortly after midnight last night. This award is one of the richest in the literary world and books are nominated by libraries in 39 different countries.

The eventual winner will be announced by The Lord Mayor of Dublin on June 12th. You can find the full press release here.

Here are the ten nominees on the shortlist:


1. The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker, (Dutch) translated by David Colmer. Published by Harvill Secker.

2. Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser (Sri Lankan / Australian) Published by Allen & Unwin.
3. Absolution by Patrick Flanery (American) (First novel) Published by Atlantic Books.
4. A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Norwegian) Translated by Don Bartlett. Published by Harvill Secker.
5. Three Strong Woman by Marie NDiaye (French) Translated by John Fletcher. Published by MacLehose / Quercus and by Alfred A. Knopf.
6. Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman (Argentinian) Translated from the original Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia. Published by Pushkin Press and by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
7. The Light of Amsterdam by David Park (Northern Irish) Published by Bloomsbury.
8. The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan (Irish) (First novel) Published by Doubleday Ireland / Lilliput Press.
9. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian) Published by Myrmidon.
10. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombian) Translated from the original Spanish by Anne McLean. Published by Bloomsbury.


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