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Encyclopedia > International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind for a single work -published in English. It involves libraries from all corners of the globe, and is open to books written in any language. The Award is a joint initiative of the Dublin, Ireland City Council, the Municipal Government of Dublin City, and the productivity improvement company IMPAC. The award is administered by Dublin City public libraries. Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath),is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin region. ... Integrated Control Systems, Inc. ...

2005- Edward P. Jones, The Known World 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Edward P. Jones (born 1951) is an American writer. ...

Others Short Listed:
  • Diane Awerbuck, Gardening at Night
  • Lars Saabye Christensen, The Half Brother (translated from the Norwegian by Kenneth Steven)
  • Damon Galgut, The Good Doctor
  • Douglas Glover, Elle
  • Arnon Grunberg, Phantom Pain (translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett)
  • Shirley Hazzard, The Great Fire
  • Christoph Hein, Willenbrock (translated from the German by Philip Boehm)
  • Frances Itani, Deafening
  • Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude

2004- Tahar Ben Jelloun, This Blinding absence of light (translated from the French by Linda Coverdale) Lars Saabye Christensen (born in 1953) is a Norwegian author. ... Arnon Grunberg (born February 22, 1971 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch writer. ... Shirley Hazzard (born 1931, in Sydney, Australia) is a writer and novelist who lives in the United States. ... Jonathan Lethem is a novelist, whose work encompasses a variety of genres and styles. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tahar Ben Jelloun (born in Fez, 1944) is a Moroccan poet and writer. ...

Others Short Listed:
  • Paul Auster, The Book of Illusions
  • William Boyd, Any Human Heart
  • Caramelo, Sandra Cisneros
  • Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The White Family, Maggie Gee
  • Balthasar's Odyssey, Amin Maalouf (translated from the French by Barbara Bray)
  • Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry
  • Earth and Ashes, Atiq Rahimi (translated from the Dari by Erdag M. Göknar)
  • House of Day, House of Night, Olga Tokarczuk (translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)

2003 - Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947) is an American author. ... William Boyd (born March 7, 1952 in Accra, Ghana) is a contemporary English novelist and screenwriter. ... Middlesex as a traditional county before 1888. ... Family Matters (TV series) also refers to a popular television series. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Orhan Pamuk Orhan Pamuk (born on June 7, 1952 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a leading Turkish novelist of post-modern literature. ...

Others Short Listed:

2002 - Michel Houellebecq, The Elementary Particles (Atomized) Per Olov Enquist, also , (born September 23, 1934 in Hjoggböle, Skellefteå, Westrobothnia) is one of Swedens internationally best known authors. ... Jonathan Franzen (born August 17, 1959) is a USA novelist and essayist. ... John McGahern (b. ... Ann Patchett is an American author. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michel Houellebecq (born 26 February 1958, on the French island of Réunion) is a controversial, award-winning French novelist. ...

Others Short Listed:

2001 - Alistair MacLeod, No Great Mischief Peter Carey (born February 7, 1943) is an Australian novelist. ... Margaret Atwood Margaret Eleanor Peggy Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a novelist, poet, literary critic, and a pioneer of Canadian womens writing. ... Michael Collins is the most well-known pseudonym of award-winning novelist Dennis Lynds, (b. ... Carlos Fuentes Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes (born November 11, 1928) is one of the best-known living novelists and essayists in the Hispanic world. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alistair MacLeod (born 1936) is a noted Canadian author. ...

Others Short Listed:

2000 - Nicola Barker, Wide Open Andrew OHagan Andrew OHagan (1968 - ) is a Scottish writer and novelist. ... Victor Pelevin Victor Pelevin (Виктор Олегович Пелевин, b. ... Photograph by Perry Ogden Colm Tóibín (b. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Nicola Barker (born Ely 1966) is an English novelist and short story writer. ...

Others Short Listed:

1999 - Andrew Miller, Ingenious Pain Michael Cunningham (born November 6, 1952) is an award-winning American writer/novelist, best known for his 1998 novel The Hours. ... Alice McDermott is Johns Hopkins Universitys Writer-in-Residence. ... Toni Morrison (born February 18, 1931) is one of the most prominent authors in world literature, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. ... Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933) is an American novelist who is best known for his sexually explicit comedic novel Portnoys Complaint (1969) and for his late-90s trilogy comprising the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Pastoral (1997), I Married a Communist (1998), and The Human Stain (2000). ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Famous people named Andrew Miller include: Andrew Miller (politician) Andrew Miller (novelist) Andrew Miller (rugby player) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Others Short Listed:

1998 - Herta Muller, The Grand of Green Plums Jim Crace (born March 1, 1946 in Hertfordshire, England) is a contemporary English writer. ... Don DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American author best known for his novels, which paint detailed portraits of American life in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. ... Ian McEwan (born June 21, 1948) is a British novelist, sometimes nicknamed Ian Macabre because of the nature of his work. ... Haruki Murakami Haruki Murakami (村上春樹 Murakami Haruki; born January 12, 1949) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. ... Cynthia Ozick (b. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

Others Short Listed:

1997 - Javier Marias, A Heart So White Margaret Atwood Margaret Eleanor Peggy Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a novelist, poet, literary critic, and a pioneer of Canadian womens writing. ... André Brink (born 1935 in Vrede) is a South African novelist. ... Jamaica Kincaid (b. ... Lawrence Norfolk, a British novelist, produces complex plots seething with detail, largely in historical settings. ... Graham Swift (born May 4, 1949) is a well-known British author. ... Guy Clarence Vanderhaeghe (born April 5, 1951) is a Canadian fiction author from Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Javier Marías, (born September 20, 1951), is a Spanish novelist, translator and columnist. ...

Others Short Listed:

1996 - David Malouf, Remembering Babylon Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. ... Rohinton Mistry (born July 3, 1952) is a Parsee author. ... Antonio Tabucchi (born September 23, 1943 in Pisa, Italy) is a famous Italian writer. ... Lars Gustafsson (born May 17, 1936) is a Swedish, poet, novelist and scholar. ... Alan Warner is the Scottish author of four novels and several short stories. ... Morvern Callar was the debut novel by Scottish author Alan Warner, first published in 1995 (ISBN 0-09-958611-8). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... David Malouf (born March 20, 1934) is an Australian writer whose themes encompass Australian history and the Australian landscape. ...

Others Short Listed:

John Banville is an Irish novelist, born December 8, 1945 in Wexford. ... Sir V.S. Naipaul Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (born August 17, 1932), better known as V. S. Naipaul, is a British novelist of Hindu heritage and East Indian ethnicity from Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, which was then a British colony. ... José Saramago (born November 16, 1922, Azinhaga, Portugal) is a writer, playwright, and journalist. ... Jane Urquhart (born June 21, 1949) is a Canadian author. ...

External Link

  • [1] The official website.
  • Most honored books of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award shortlists

  Results from FactBites:
Barnes & Noble.com Awards (172 words)
The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is presented annually to a work of fiction that has made a lasting contribution to excellence in world literature.
The award is international in scope, with representatives from all over the world participating in the nominating and judging processes.
The aim of the award is to recognize the contribution of great literature to society and to cultivate awareness of the range, diversity, and quality of authors from very different countries and environments.
IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (264 words)
In 1996 this literary prize of IR£100,000 (now €100,000) was awarded for the first time for an important work of fiction written and published in the English language, or written in a language other than English and published in an English translation.
For IMPAC, this award was one step toward its anticipated "long and satisfying partnership with Dublin as an international base for IMPAC," in the words of Chairman Irwin, whose company’s European headquarters are located in Dublin.
IMPAC is the world’s largest pro-ductivity enhancement company, with over 300 projects being managed annually in more than 50 countries.
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