The winner of one of the major annual literary prizes, the International I.M.P.A.C. Dublin Literary Award for 2012, was announced recently. It was awarded to British author Jon McGregor for his novel, Even the Dogs.
An experimental novel detailing the havoc of drug addiction, the distress and the disregard of the wider world this causes, it was selected from a shortlist of ten novels. Libraries around the world nominate the contenders for the award, with the winner being nominated by Margarita Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow.
Even the Dogs is Jon McGregor’s third novel, his first, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, published in 2002, was nominated for the Mann Booker Prize, and went on to win The Betty Trask Prize and the Somerset Maugham award.