Shortlist for ninth annual IMPAC award unveiled in Dublin

Dublin Lord Mayor Royston Brady has unveiled the shortlist for this year’s ninth annual International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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.

2004 shortlist:

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

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