Thursday, April 2, 2009

Breaking News! IMPAC award shortlist!

The Dublic International IMPAC Award has just announced the shortlisted titles for the 2009 award. Here are the nominated titles, authors (and their nationalities to give a glimpse of the international scope of this prize):

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (Dominican / American)
Ravel by Jean Echenoz (French) in translation.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistani / British)
The Archivist’s Story by Travis Holland (American)
The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles by Roy Jacobsen (Norwegian) in translation.

The Indian Clerk
by David Leavitt (American)Animal’s 
People by Indra Sinha (Indian / British)Man Gone Down by Micheal Thomas (American)

The IMPAC is the world’s richest English language book prize and the nominees are selected from suggestions from libraries around the world. Sadly, none of Halifax Public Libraries' suggestions made the short list this year, but we're excited to dip into the excellent suggestions made by other libraries from around the world.

The winner will be announced June 11th.

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