Shortlist of the 2012 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award announced

Ten novels from a total of 147 nominated by 162 public libraries from 45 countries have been shortlisted for the 2012 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The prize of €100,000 – making this the largest award for fiction – will awarded to the winner at the announcement ceremony on 13th June 2012 in Dublin. Included on the shortlist is Rocks in the Belly by Australian author Jon Bauer has already won 2011 Indie Award for Debut Fiction.

Another debut novel is Matterhorn, by American author Karl Marlantes.

It was pleasing to see the sixth novel by Tim Pears, Landed also included on the shortlist.  Check out the complete shortlist and discover some great reading.

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