McCann and O'Connor Titles Featured Strongly in 2011

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Ghost LightLet the Great World SpinTwo fiction titles that featured prominently in Dublin City Public Libraries during 2011 also featured very strongly when it comes to the list of most borrowed fiction titles in Irish libraries during the same year. Joseph O'Connor's 'Ghost Light', the selected title for the Dublin: One City, One Book initiative that took place in April 2011, was the most borrowed fiction title (adult and children combined) nationally, while 'Let the Great World Spin' by Colum McCann, the winner of the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (announced in June) was the tenth most borrowed adult fiction title nationally. This award, one of the most prominent of international literary prizes, is administered by Dublin City Public Libraries.

And they continue to do strongly in Dublin City Public Libraries in 2012! In January, 'Let the Great World Spin' topped the list of most borrowed adult fiction titles, whilst 'Ghost Light' continued to feature in the top ten.

The lists of most borrowed are compiled by The Library Council from information supplied to the Public Lending Remuneration (PLR) Scheme by all public libraries in Ireland.

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