Crace, Flanagan, Adichie on IMPAC shortlist

Crace, Flanagan, Adichie on IMPAC shortlist

Ten novels have been shortlisted for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, including Harvest by British author Jim Crace (Picador) and The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Jonathan Cape).

Also shortlisted are Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Fourth Estate); Hannah Kent's debut Burial Rites (Picador), Transatlantic by Colum McCann (Bloomsbury) and Brief Loves that Live Forever by Andrei Makine, translated from French by Geoffrey Strachan (MacLehose Press), Someone by Alice McDermott  and Sparta by Roxana Robinson (both FSG).

Dublin's Lord Mayor Christy Burke, patron of the award, said: “The titles on this year’s shortlist were nominated by public libraries in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. This is a list of high quality literature with three novels in translation which might not otherwise be brought to the attention of readers. I am delighted to see a Dubliner’s name included on the list - Colum McCann.”

McCann won the prize in 2011 for his novel Let the Great World Spin (Bloomsbury).

The winner of this year's award will be announced on Wednesday 17th June.