Way back in November — which seems an awful long time ago now — I wrote a post about the longlist for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world's richest literary award.
The extraordinarily long longlist, which featured dozens and dozens of titles nominated by libraries across the world, has now been whittled away to just 10 books.
The shortlist announced earlier in the week looks like this (hyperlinks take you to my reviews):
- The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker (Dutch)
- Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser (Sri Lankan/Australian)
- Absolution by Patrick Flanery (American)
- A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Norwegian)
- Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye (French)
- Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman (Argentinian)
- The Light of Amsterdam by David Park (Northern Irish)
- The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan (Irish)
- The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian)
- The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombian)
The winner will be announced on June 12.