Thursday, February 25, 2010

IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards

In November 2012 the Lord Mayor of Dublin announced that a longlist of 156 titles have been nominated for the €100,000 prize for the Impac Dublin Award for 2013. It is the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English and is a Dublin City Council initiative, in partnership with IMPAC. 

I really like this award because only librarians may submit nominations, and I've always trusted librarians. They also published their complete longlist, not all awards do and I am always disappointed by that. I don't always favour the winners but I do find many outstanding reads among the nominated titles.

Winner to be announced 6th June 2013.

Shortlist to be announced 9th April 2013.

Those completed from  Longlist 2013

Dirty Feet by Edem Awumey*****
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris****+
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes***+
Pure by Andrew Miller****
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt***+
On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry*****
Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch***+
Five Bells by Gail Jones*****
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan***+
A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards****
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman*****
The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje***+
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka****
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett***+
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin****

2012 Longlist

Those completed:

Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor***** (Winner)
Sunset Park by Paul Auster****
Room by Emma Donoghue****+
Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck***
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb*****
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson***+
Serious Men by Manu Joseph****
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell***+
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell****
Solar by Ian McEwan***
Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel****
Great House by Nicole Krauss***+
The Convent by Panos Karnezis***+
The News Where You Are**** by Catherine O’Flynn
Purge by Sofi Oksanen****
Bereft by Chris Womersley****+
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson***+

2011 Longlist

Those completed:

The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger****
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters****+
Solo by Rana Dasgupta****
The Disappeared by Kim Echlin****+
The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds****
Breaking Lorca by Giles Blunt****
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon****
Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorow***+
The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam***+
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano****
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant***+
Tinkers by Paul Harding****+
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker***
Invisible by Paul Auster***+
The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard***
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver****
This is How by M.J. Hyland****
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon***+
The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre****
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer***
Lovesong by Alex Miller****+
February by Lisa Moore****
A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert***
After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice by Evie Wyld*****
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon***

2010 Longlist

Those I've read so far with highlighted titles linked to reviews:

Gerbrand Bakker  The Twin**** (Winner)
Anne Simpson   Falling****
Jaspreet Singh   Chef*****
Kate Atkinson   When Will There be Good News****+
Aravind Adiga   The White Tiger****
Paul Auster  Man in the Dark****

Muriel Barbery  The Elegance of the Hedgehog****
Sebastian Barry   The Secret Scripture*****

David Benioff   City of Thieves*****

Joseph Boyden   Through Black Spruce*****
Geraldine Brooks   People of the Book*****
Chris Cleave   The Other Hand / Little Bee*****

Andrew Davidson   The Gargoyle*****

Marina Endicott   Good to a Fault***+

Richard Flanagan   Wanting****+

Steven Galloway   The Cellist of Sarajevo*****
Helen Garner   The Spare Room***+
Philip Hensher   The Northern Clemency***

Samantha Hunt   The Invention of Everything Else****

Siri Hustvedt   The Sorrows of an American****+

Sadie Jones   The Outcast****

Hillary Jordan    Mudbound*****

Patrick Lane   Red Dog, Red Dog****

Deirdre Madden    Molly Fox's Birthday****

James Meek   We Are Now Beginning Our Descent****

Toni Morrison   A Mercy****+

Joseph O'Neill   Netherland***+

Emily Perkins   Novel About My Wife***+

Marilynne Robinson    Home*****

Tim Winton   Breath****+

David Wroblewski   The Story of Edgar Sawtelle****+

On my shelves:

Zoë Heller   The Believers
Tom Piazza  City of Refuge

Garth Stein  The Art of Racing in the Rain


This will be my page to keep a record of which award nominees I've read. There are many good reading suggestions here. I recommend the four and five star titles. I write reviews only for my readers, who may request them for any titles mentioned as read on my blog. Please just ask.

What I have read from previous years:

2009 Shortlist

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao****

2009 longlist

The Outlander by Gil Adamson****

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett***
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon****
Diary of a Bad Year by J.M. Coetzee****+

The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies***+

The Gathering by Anne Enright***

Notes From an Exhibition by Patrick Gale***+

The Road Home by Rose Tremain****
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton*****
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay****
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini*****

Day by A. L. Kennedy****

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan****

Lost Paradise by Cees Nooteboom****

The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates****+

What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn*****

Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje****+

Run by Ann Patchett****

The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer****

On my shelves:

The Rain Before it Falls by Jonathan Coe
Castorp by Pawel Huelle

2008 Shortlist

Let it be Morning by Sayed Kashua*****

The Attack by Yasmina Khadra****+

Winterwood by Patrick McCabe****+

2008 Longlist

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie*****
Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones****+
The Inhabited World by David Long***

Disobedience by Naomi Alderman*****
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier***

Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey****
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean****+
Little Face by Sophie Hannah****+

So Many Ways To Begin by Jon McGregor***
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell****
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell****+
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney****+
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield****

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers****+

Carpentaria by Alexis Wright****

Water For Elephants by Sarah Gruen*****

On my shelves:

Madame Zee by Pearl Luke
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
Careless by Deborah Robertson

2007 Winner

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson****+

2007 Longlist

The Sea by John Banville****+

The Time in Between by David Bergen***+

An Audience of Chairs by Joan Clark****+

Grey Souls/By a Slow River by Philippe Claudel*****

The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly*****

The Secret River by Kate Grenville*****
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro****
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd***+

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss*****

Memories of My Melancholy by Whores by Gabriel García Márquez****

Saturday by Ian McEwan*****
The People's Act of Love by James Meek****+  
Alligator by Lisa Moore***+

On my shelves:

26A by Diana Evans

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany
2006 Shortlist

The Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra*****

The Logogryph by Thomas Wharton****

2006 Longlist

The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd****

Village of Stone by Xiaolu Guo*****

Jar City/Tainted Blood by Arnaldur Indridason****

The Broken Book by Susan Johnson***+

Heir to the Glimmering World/The Bear Boy by Cynthia Ozick****+

Snow by Orhan Pamuk****

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson*****

On my shelves:

The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble

Sixty Lights by Gail Jones

Aloft by Chang-Rae Lee

The White Earth by Andrew McGahan

The Man in My Basement by Walter Mosley

The Hatbox Letters by Beth Powning


2005 Longlist

The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt****

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown***
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini*****
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane*****

The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald****+

The Dante Club by
Matthew Pearl****
All He Ever Wanted by
Anita Shreve***

On my shelves:

Jonathan Raban Waxwings

Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall

Mourning by Ruby Helen Dunmore

The Voices by Susan Elderkin

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
2004 Longlist

Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi*****

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides****
The Lake of Dead Languages by
Carol Goodman***+
Of a Boy/What The Birds See by
Sonya Hartnett*****
The Secret Life of Bees by
Sue Monk Kidd****
The Lovely Bones by
Alice Sebold***+
A Father's Affair by
Karel van Loon***+

Seek My Face by John Updike***+

On my shelves:

The Beekeeper's Pupil by Sara George
Three Junes by
Julia Glass
The Piano Tuner by
Daniel Mason
The Dream of Scipio by
Iain Pears
The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
2003 Shortlist

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett*****
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen**

2003 Longlist

Atonement by Ian McEwan****
Hotel World by
Ali Smith****
Tell No One by
Harlan Coben***
Life of Pi by
Yann Martel****+
The Stone Carvers by
Jane Urquhart*****
Instances of the Number Three by
Salley Vickers***
The Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert****
Dirt Music by
Tim Winton****+

On my shelves:

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk - Winner
Border Crossing by
Pat Barker
Five Quarters of the Orange by
Joanne Harris
The Sweetest Dream by
Doris Lessing
Corfu by
Robert Dessaix
Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan
In Our Strange Gardens by Michel Quint
The Leto Bundle by
Marina Warner
2002 Shortlist

The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt

2002 Longlist:

When We Were Orphans by
Kazuo Ishiguro****
Mercy Among the Children by
David Adams Richard*****
Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz****+

On my shelves:

Latitudes of Melt by
Joan Clark
Bee Season by
Myla Goldberg
Blackberry Wine by
Joanne Harris
The Diagnosis by
Alan Lightman
Anil's Ghost by
Michael Ondaatje
Monkey Beach by
Eden Robinson
White Teeth by
Zadie Smith
2001 Longlist

Veronika Decides to Die by
Paulo Coelho****
While I Was Gone by Sue Miller****
Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith by Gina Barkhordar Nahai****
The Skull Mantra by
Eliot Pattison*****

On my shelves:

A Recipe for Bees by
Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Timbuktu by
Paul Auster
House of Sand and Fog and
Andre Dubus III
East of the Mountains by
David Guterson
Chocolat by
Joanne Harris
A Gesture Life by
Chang-rae Lee
An Equal Music by
Vikram Seth
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by
Susan Vreeland
2000 Shortlist

Charming Billy by Alice McDermott

2000 Longlist

Eucalyptus by Murray Bail****+
Falling Slowly by
Anita Brookner***+
The Archivist by
Martha Cooley****+
Amsterdam by
Ian McEwan****
To Siberia by
Per Petterson****
The Electrical Field by
Kerri Sakamoto***
The Pilot's Wife by
Anita Shreve****

On my shelves:

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Paradise by Toni Morrison

Hanna's Daughters by
Marianne Fredriksson
The White Bone by
Barbara Gowdy
The Poisonwood Bible by
Barbara Kingsolver
1999 Shortlist

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan****+
The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick
The Reader by Bernard Schlink****

1999 Longlist

Vita Brevis by
Jostein Gaarder****
An Instance of the Fingerpost by
Iain Pears*****
The God of Small Things by
Arundhati Roy*****
The Weight of Water by
Anita Shreve*****
The Underpainter by
Jane Urquhart****

Blindess by Jose Saramago

On my shelves:

Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller - Winner

The Sound of One Hand Clapping by
Richard Flanagan
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Here on Earth by
Alice Hoffman
Larry's Party by Carol Shields
1998 Longlist

Fall on your Knees by
Anne-Marie MacDonald****+
Asylum by
Patrick McGrath*****

On my shelves:

The Land of Green Plums by Herta Müller - Winner

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Before Women had Wings by
Connie May Fowler
The Deep End of the Ocean
by Jacqueline Mitchard
We were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

1997 Longlist

The Blue Flower by
Penelope Fitzgerald*****
Mister Sandman by
Barbara Gowdy****

On my shelves:

The Smell of Apples by
Mark Behr
Sophie's World by
Jostein Gaarder
Native Speaker
by Chang-rae Lee
Where the Heart Is
by Billie Lettes
1996 Shortlist

Away by Jane Urquhart***

1996 Longlist

The Virgin Suicides by
Jeffrey Eugenides****
Birdsong by
Sebastian Faulks****
A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest Gaines*****
The Bird Artist by
Howard Norman****
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien****
Absolution by
Olafur Olafsson***+

On my shelves:

Remembering Babylon by David Malouf

Snow Falling on Cedars by
David Guterson
A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
Smilla's Sense of Snow by
Peter Hoeg
The Orchard by
Drusilla Modjeska
The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Stone Diaries by Carol

Which have you read? Do you agree with my rating, or no? Which do you plan to read?

All comments, questions, recommendations, dissenting opinions, or links to reviews of books mentioned are welcomed. I would love to read them.

1 comment:

Rose City Reader said...

Thanks for turning me on to this list! I love finding a prize I hadn't heard of before -- especially when it is a prize for literary fiction, no some genre I don't read.

There are several on here that I've read, many others on my TBR shelves. I;ll have to spend some time going through this post.

You are so good about the long and short lists. It's all I can do to try to read the winners!