The short list for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has been announced. The award carries a 100,000 Euro prize. If a book translated into English wins, then the prize is split with the author receiving 75,000 Euros and the translator receiving 25,000 Euros. The annual award is managed by the Dublin City Public Libraries. It was first awarded in 1996. Here is a list of the ten shortlisted books:
City of Bohane by Kevin Barry (Irish)
The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq (French), translated from the original French by Gavin Bowd.
Pure by Andrew Miller (British)
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (Japanese), translated from the original Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel.
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (Japanese American)
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips (American)
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (American)
From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjon (Icelandic), translated from the original Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Skomsvold (Norwegian), translated from the original Norwegian by Kerri A. Pierce
Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa (Dutch), translated from the original Dutch by Sam Garrett
Lord Mayor Cllr. Naoise O Muiri, said in a statement, "This is a list of high quality literature that includes five novels in translation which readers might not otherwise get the opportunity to read and I am delighted to see an Irish author, Kevin Barry, on the list. This is a real tribute from the judges to the quality of Irish contemporary writing."
The winner will be announced Thursday, June 6, 2013.
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