Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin has been awarded the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
According to the IMPAC website, Let the Great World Spin was the popular favourite, with 14 separate nominations from libraries in six countries.
The other shortlisted titles were: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin, The Vagrants by Yiyun Li, Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey, Love and Summer by William Trevor, Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates, Galore by Michael Crummey, After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice by Evie Wyld, Ransom by David Malouf, and The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver.
Sounds like a perfect summer reading list!
Congratulations to Colum McCann!