Here’s the shortlist just announced. As per the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award I will do my best to get through these and post my thoughts here.
The Detour – Gerbrand Bakker
Bundu – Chris Barnard
Trieste – Daša Drndić
The Fall of the Stone City – Ismail Kadare
Traveller of the Century – Andrés Neuman
Dublinesque – Enrique Vila-Matas
I had read only one of the novels that made the long list (“HHhH” by Laurence Binet) and if last year’s prize is anything to go by I am in for an exciting few weeks/months catching up on all these new shortlisted novels.