International Literary Award 2014 Shortlist

Ten books from around the world have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.  Over a hundred libraries in 39 countries participated in nominating books for the 2014 award.

The winner will receive a €100,000 prize.

The shortlist is:

  1. The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker, (Dutch) translated by David Colmer.
  2. Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser (Sri Lankan / Australian)
  3. Absolution by Patrick Flanery (American) (First novel)
  4. A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Norwegian) Translated by Don Bartlett.
  5. Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye (French) Translated by John Fletcher.
  6. Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman (Argentinian) Translated from the original Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia.
  7. The Light of Amsterdam by David Park (Northern Irish)
  8. The Spinning Heart  by Donal Ryan (Irish) (First novel)
  9. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian)
  10. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombian) Translated from the original Spanish by Anne McLean.

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