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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Eibhlin Byrne, today formally announced the shortlist of the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

According to IMPAC's web site, contenders for the award were nominated by public libraries in Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Lebanon, Norway and Sweden and the United States. The shortlist was selected from 146 novels nominated by 157 public library systems in 117 cities.

For more information about the award, check here.

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (Dominican / American).

Ravel: A Novel by Jean Echenoz (French) in translation.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistani / British).

The Archivist's Story by Travis Holland (American) Dial Press

The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles by Roy Jacobsen (Norwegian) in translation.

The Indian Clerk: A Novel by David Leavitt (American).

Animal's People: A Novel by Indra Sinha (Indian / British). This book was shortlisted for the Booker in 2007.

Man Gone Down: A Novel by Micheal Thomas (American).

(Via Bookninja)