Literary Award Shortlist Announced!

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Award Shortlist10 novels have been shortlisted for the 2012 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. The list includes two novels in translation and two first-time novels, but no Irish author is represented.

Some of the shortlisted novels have already received awards e.g. 'A Visit from the Goon Squad' was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2011 and 'The Memory of Love' received the 2011 Commonwealth Writers Prize.

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The short listed titles, announced by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Andrew Montague, Patron of the Award, are:

  • Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer (Australian). Scribe Publications (First Novel)
  • The Matter with Morris by David Bergen (Canadian). Harper Collins, Canada
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (American) Alfred A. Knopf
  • The Memory of Love by Animatta Forna (Born in Britain, raised in Sierra Leone) Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor (Scottish) Bloomsbury
  • Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (American) Atlantic Monthly Press (First novel)
  • Landed by Tim Pears (British) William Heinemann
  • Limassol by Yishai Sarid (Israeli) Translated from Hebrew by Barbara Harshav Europa Editions
  • The Eternal Son by Cristovão Tezza, (Brazilian) translated from Portuguese by Alison Entrekin, Scribe Publications
  • Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin (American) Faber & Faber

"These ten novels have been shortlisted from a total of 147, nominated by 162 public library systems in 45 countries worldwide and represent the best of readers' recommendations" says Lord Mayor, Councillor Andrew Montague. 

The Award is managed by Dublin City Public Libraries.

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