2011 IMPAC Award Longlist Includes 162 Titles from 43 Countries

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

The longlist for the Dublin IMPAC Award has been announced . . . and it’s loooong: 162 titles have been nominated. They come from 126 cities and 43 countries worldwide. 42 are titles in translation, spanning 14 languages and 35 are first novels. Click here for the full roll call.

Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian, surveys the 2011 longlist.

(At the very least, it offers a snapshot of what readers across the globe are excited about.)

The prize is touted as being among the richest book prizes in the world: with €100,000 which is awarded to the winning author if the book is written in English. If the winning book is in English translation, the author receives €75,000 and the translator, €25,000.

What’s also notable is that IMPAC, a Florida management company, has in the past sponsored the IMPAC Young Writers Awards which are given to authors in the USA, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Malaysia and Thailand.

The shortlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award will be on April 12. More information is here.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.