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:
- The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker, (Dutch) translated by David Colmer.
- Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser (Sri Lankan / Australian)
- Absolution by Patrick Flanery (American) (First novel)
- A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Norwegian) Translated by Don Bartlett.
- Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye (French) Translated by John Fletcher.
- Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman (Argentinian) Translated from the original Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia.
- The Light of Amsterdam by David Park (Northern Irish)
- The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan (Irish) (First novel)
- The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian)
- The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombian) Translated from the original Spanish by Anne McLean.
To learn more about this award and nominated books, visit http://www.impacdublinaward.ie/