Barnes and Barry make Impac list

<p>Julian Barnes and Ireland&#39;s Sebastian Barry were among eight authors shortlisted for the world&#39;s richest prize for a single work of fiction in English, reports Reuters. The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award -- set up 12 years ago to underline the Irish capital&#39;s importance as an artistic centre -- is worth 100,000 euros (&pound;68,000).<br /><br />Other contenders for this year&#39;s prize, along with Barnes&#39; &quot;Arthur &amp; George&quot; and Barry&#39;s &quot;A Long Long Way&quot;, include &quot;Shalimar The Clown&quot; by writer Salman Rushdie, &quot;No Country For Old Men&quot; by America&#39;s Cormac McCarthy and &quot;Slow Man&quot; by South Africa&#39;s J.M. Coetzee.</p><p>The other books on the shortlist, which was whittled down from 138 titles nominated by libraries worldwide, were &quot;Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close&quot; by U.S. author Jonathan Safran Foer, &quot;Out Stealing Horses&quot; by Norwegian Per Petterson and &quot;The Short Day Dying&quot; by Britain&#39;s Peter Hobbs.<br /><br /><br /></p>