Kevin Barry book shortlisted for €100k IMPAC award

An Irish novel is among the 10 shortlisted for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Kevin Barry book shortlisted for €100k IMPAC award

An Irish novel is among the 10 shortlisted for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Kevin Barry's first novel, City of Bohane, is listed alongside five novels in translation from Japan, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, and France and work by previous winners Andrew Miller and Michel Houellebecq.

The award has the world's most valuable prize of €100,000 for the winner, who will be announced on June 6.

The 10 short-listed titles were nominated by public libraries in Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, and the US.

The shortlist was announced by Dublin’s Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muiri.

The shortlisted titles are Barry’s City of Bohane; The Map and the Territory by 2002 winner Michel Houellebecq; Pure by 1999 Impac author Andrew Miller; 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami; The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka; The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips; Swamplandia! by Karen Russell; From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjon; The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Skomsvold; and Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa.

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