The International Literary Award from the home of literature

Launch of the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

142 books have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.  Nominations for the 2015 Award include 49 novels in translation with works by 37 American, 19 British, 9 Canadian, 9 Australian and 7 Italian authors. Organised by Dublin City Council, the 2015 Award was launched today by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, Patron of the Award, at a ceremony in The Dublin City Library & Archive.

The five Irish titles nominated are:

The Herbalist by Niamh Boyce, nominated by Galway County Library, Ireland. The Guts by Roddy Doyle, nominated by Liverpool City Libraries, UK. TransAtlantic by Colum McCann, nominated by Halifax Public Libraries, Canada; Dublin City Public Libraries, Ireland; Waterford City & County Libraries, Ireland; Liverpool City Libraries, UK; New Hampshire State Libraries, Concord, USA; The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, USA. The Rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissy, nominated by Cork City Libraries and Dublin City Public …

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