Dan Brown joins 161 rivals on Impac longlist

Dan Brown joins 161 rivals on Impac longlist

<p>Dan Brown has made it onto the longlist for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award alongside Man Booker winners Margaret Atwood and Hilary Mantel.<br />&nbsp;<br />The 162-strong longlist, which will be announced today, also includes titles from Peter Carey, J M Coetzee, Sebastian Faulks, Colm Toibin and William Trevor, the Irish Independent reports.<br />&nbsp;<br />The IMPAC is the world&rsquo;s richest literary award, with a prize pot of &euro;100,000; it is open to novels published in any language as long as they have also been published in English translation. Nominations come from libraries around the world, with libraries in 126 cities in 43 countries taking part this year.<br />&nbsp;<br />The shortlist will be announced April 2011 and the winner will be revealed in June next year. The award, managed by Dublin City Libraries, is sponsored by IMPAC, an international management consultancy with offices in Dublin.</p>