The 2013 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award Shortlist

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10 novels have been shortlisted for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. The list includes City of Bohane by Irish author, Kevin Barry, five novels in translation from Japan, Iceland, Norway, The Netherlands and France, 1 British and 3 American novels.

Literary Award shortlist

The Award 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, announced by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Naoise Ó Muirí, Patron of the Award, in Dublin today are (with links to catalogue entries):

  • City of Bohane by Kevin Barry (Irish) (First novel). Published by Johathan Cape
  • The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq (French) Translated from the original French by Gavin Bowd. Published by William Heineman
  • Pure by Andrew Miller (British) Published by Sceptre
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Japanese) Translated from the original Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel. Published by Harvill Secker and Alfred A. Knopf
  • The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (Japanese American) Published by Alfred A. Knopf
  • The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips (American) Published by Random House Inc.
  • Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (American) Published by Alfred A. Knopf
  • From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón (Icelandic) Translated from the original Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Published by Telegram Books.
  • The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Skomsvold (Norwegian) (First novel) Translated from the original Norwegian by Kerri A. Pierce. Published by Dalkey Archive Press
  • Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa (Dutch) Translated from the original Dutch by Sam Garrett. Published by Portobello Books 

The Award is administered by Dublin City Public Libraries on behalf of Dublin City Council.

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