Monday, April 12, 2010

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Announced. . .

One of the richest literary prizes (where books are nominated by libraries all over the world) has just announced its excellent shortlist. Too many good books on it to call a frontrunner. The eight books vying for IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize are:

The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
In Zodiac Light by Robert Edric
Settlement by Christoph Hein
The Believers by Zoƫ Heller
Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
God’s Own Country by Ross Raisin (The North American title is Out Backward)
Home by Marilynne Robinson
The winner will be announced on June 17th.

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