Monday, November 15, 2010

International IMPAC Dublin Award Longlist Announced. . .


It's one of the longest longlists and the winner won't be announced until next June, but the full list of 162 nominees has just been posted.  They come from libraries in 126 cities, in 43 different countries. 42 of the titles are books in translation from 14 languages. 35 of the titles are first novels.  I always like to see which books are nominated by the Canadian libraries - Linden MacIntryre's Bishop's Man and Annabel Lyon's The Golden Mean were two titles that received multiple nominations.  You can see the full list of nominations by each library here.  The shortlist comes out on April 12th, 2011 with the winner announced on June 15th.

2 comments:

kevinfromcanada said...

While I have never known anyone who tried to read the whole list, it is an excellent resource on what readers think -- thanks for the link.

Maylin said...

Yes, it IS a long list - I wonder how the judges go about tackling it. I'm always interested too in what books get the most votes from the most countries and how our Canadian authors fare outside Canada. Interesting that no Canadian library nominated Anne Michaels, for example, but Waterford, Ireland did. Also interesting to see the number of non-American writers nominated by American librairies, whereas Canadian libraries more or less focused on the homegrown talent. At any rate, some great books listed here and this award has brought a lot of new writers to my attention, Per Petterson for example.