IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Shortlist 2013

Today the 154 longlisted novels for the world’s richest literary prize (100,000 euros) was whittled down to a final ten novels. The award’s long list comes from nominations by public libraries throughout the world for a work in English (it can be translated). I have read two and reviewed them previously, the links to those reviews on this blog are contained in the text below.

The shortlist is:

City of Bohane – Kevin Barry

The Map and The Territory – Michel Houellebecq – (See my review here )

1Q84 – Haruki Murakami

Pure – Andrew Miller

Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka

The Tragedy of Arthur – Arthur Phillips

Swamplandia! – Karen Russell

From The Mouth of The Whale – Sjon – (See my review at )

The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am – Kjersti A. Skomsvold

Caesarion – Tommy Wieringa

I’m very much looking forward to tackling the eight I have not read to date, as last year’s list had a few gems and I’ll be back a few times in the coming days with a review of “Captain of the Steppe” by Oleg Pavlov and the announcement of the shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

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