Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Six NZ Writers on Impac longlist
Previous IMPAC winners are also well represented with Colm Toibin having won the award in 2006, and novels by David Malouf (1996 winner) and Orhan Pamuk (2003 winner) among those on the 2011 list.
Peter Carey, J M Coetzee, Sebastian Faulks, and William Trevor are also included.
The IMPAC is the world’s richest literary award, with a prize pot of €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.
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.