Winners of International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated in to English. It is administered by Dublin City Council. impacdublinaward.ie
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Masterful, Pulitzer-prize winning literary epic about the painful and complex realities of slave life on a Southern plantation. An utterly original exploration of race, trust and the cruel truths of human nature, this is a landmark in modern American literature. Henry Townsend, a black farmer, boot maker, and former slave, becomes proprietor of his own plantation - as well as his own slaves.

The Known World - Edward P Jones - Pulitzer Prize Winner - I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It is not my usual choice for reading material. I am very glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and selected this book.

In 1948, when he is 15, Trond spends a summer in the country with his father. The events - the accidental death of a child, his best friend's feelings of guilt and eventual disappearance, his father's decision to leave the family for another woman - will change his life forever. An adventure out stealing horses leaves Trond bruised and puzzled by his friend Jon's sudden breakdown. The tragedy which lies behind this scene becomes the catalyst for the two boys' families gradually to fall…

UK paperback edition of Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson // published by Vintage Books

The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. For years, Bohane has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. But now they say his old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and there's trouble in the air.

City of Bohane: Winner of the International Dublin Literary Award 2013

On a cold, quiet day between Christmas and the New Year, a man's body is found in an abandoned apartment. His friends look on, but they're dead, too. Their bodies found in squats and sheds and alleyways across the city. Victims of a bad batch of heroin, they're in the shadows, a chorus keeping vigil as the hours pass by. All of their stories are laid out piece by broken piece through a series of fractured narratives.

A haunting, humane and deeply powerful read from Jon McGregor.

Ostensibly a novel about the countryside, as seen through the eyes of a farmer, The Twin is, in the end, about the possibility or impossibility of taking life into one's own hands. It chronicles a way of life which has resisted modernity, is culturally apart, and yet riven with a kind of romantic longing.

Heard the author interviewed on All Things Considered. Might be at the top of my list.

On the eve of his 35th birthday, the unnamed black narrator of 'Man Gone Down' finds himself broke, estranged from his white wife & three children, & living in the bedroom of a friend's child. He has just four days to come up with the money to keep his kids in school & make a down payment on an apartment for them to live in.

On the eve of his 35th birthday, the unnamed black narrator of 'Man Gone Down' finds himself broke, estranged from his white wife & three children, & living in the bedroom of a friend's child. He has just four days to come up with the money to keep his kids in school & make a down payment on an apartment for them to live in.

In January 1895 Henry James anticipates the opening of his first play, Guy Domville, in London. The production fails, and he returns, chastened and humiliated, to his writing desk. The result is a string of masterpieces, but they are produced at a high personal cost. Tóibín captures the exquisite anguish of a man who was astonishingly vibrant and alive in his art, and yet whose attempts at intimacy inevitably failed him and those he tried to love.

The Master by Colm Toibin. Natalie says "I found myself intrigued by and completely lost in the world of Henry James. The Master is easily one of my all-time favourites.

In the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. At a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help.

In the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. At a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help.

Atomised (Les Particules elementaires) tells the stories of the two brothers, but the real subject of the novel is the dismantling of contemporary society and its assumptions, its political incorrectness, and its caustic and penetrating asides on everything from anthropology to the problem pages of girls' magazines. A dissection of modern lives and loves. By turns funny, acid, infuriating, didactic, touching and visceral.

Atomised (Les Particules elementaires) tells the stories of the two brothers, but the real subject of the novel is the dismantling of contemporary society and its assumptions, its political incorrectness, and its caustic and penetrating asides on everything from anthropology to the problem pages of girls' magazines. A dissection of modern lives and loves. By turns funny, acid, infuriating, didactic, touching and visceral.

In 1779, driven out of his home, Calum MacDonald set sail from the Scottish Highlands with his extensive family. After a long, terrible journey he settled in Canada and the family became in time a separate Nova Scotian clan.

In driven out of his home, Calum MacDonald set sail from the Scottish Highlands with his extensive family. After a long, terrible journey he settled in Canada and the family became in time a separate Nova Scotian clan.

Wide Open is about stripping off layers of prejudice and lies, about the possibility of redemption, about laying bare the truth. It is also about coming to terms with the past, and the fantasies people construct to protect their inner selves.

Wide Open is about stripping off layers of prejudice and lies, about the possibility of redemption, about laying bare the truth. It is also about coming to terms with the past, and the fantasies people construct to protect their inner selves.

Born in the mid 18th century, James Dyer is unable to feel pain and becomes, in adulthood, a brilliant but heartless surgeon. On the way to St Petersburg he meets a woman with magical powers who enables him to feel pain and his whole life is changed.

Born in the mid century, James Dyer is unable to feel pain and becomes, in adulthood, a brilliant but heartless surgeon. On the way to St Petersburg he meets a woman with magical powers who enables him to feel pain and his whole life is changed.

Set in Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign of terror, this autobiographical novel tells the story of a group of young students, each of whom has left the impoverished provinces in search of better prospects in the city

Set in Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign of terror, this autobiographical novel tells the story of a group of young students, each of whom has left the impoverished provinces in search of better prospects in the city

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