Dublin Lord Mayor Royston Brady has unveiled the shortlist for this year’s ninth annual International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
The 10 titles were selected from a long list of 125 nominated by 162 libraries from 47 countries throughout the world.
The winner of the award will be announced on June 17.
The IMPAC award was established by Dublin City Council in 1995 to promote excellence in world literature.
The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster
Any Human Heart – William Boyd
Caramelo – Sandra Cisneros
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
The White Family – Maggie Gee
This Blinding Absence of Light – Taher Ben Jelloun
Balthasar’s Odyssey – Amin Maalouf
Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry
Earth and Ashes – Atiq Rahimi
House of Day, House of Night – Olga Tokarczuk