Thursday, April 10, 2014


The short list for the Impac award has been published and includes Donal Ryan for The Spinning Heart.  I reviewed it 18 November last year.   The winner will be announced on 12 June.   Here are the runners!

  • The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker (Dutch), translated by David Colmer
  • 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), translated by Don Bartlett
  • Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye (French), translated by John Fletcher
  • Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman (Argentinian), translated by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia
  • 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), 
 I reviewed The Detour on 17 May 2012.  A compelling and intense novel.

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