Dublin IMPAC Shortlist Announced

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Shortlisted books10 novels have been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award from a total of 162 novels nominated by 166 public library systems in 126 cities worldwide. This 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 euro and is the world's most prestigious literary award, books are nominated by public libraries world-wide. Pictured are the shortlisted books.

Picture Jason Clarke Photography.

All the shortlisted novels are available to borrow from Dublin City Public Libraries so there is time to read them and pick your favourite between now and the 15th June when the winner is announced.

The complete shortlist:

  1. Galore by Michael Crummey (Canadian)
  2. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (American).
  3. The Vagrants by Yiyun Li (Chinese / American)
  4. Ransom by David Malouf (Australian)
  5. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (Irish)
  6. Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates (American)
  7. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey  (Australian)
  8. Brooklyn by Colm Toibín (Irish)
  9. Love and Summer by William Trevor (Irish)
  10. After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice by Evie Wyld (Australian)

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