IMPAC Dublin Award winner announced

The Sound of Things Falling - library catalogueThe 2014 IMPAC Dublin Award, the international prize for fiction, has been awarded to Columbian writer, Juan Gabriel Vasquez for his novel titled The Sound of Things Falling, a literary thriller.

Born in Bogota, Colombia in 1973 he originally studied law, then Latin American Literature at the Sorbonne. He has worked as a translator and journalist, and his first novel, The Informers was published in 2009, the second The Secret History of Costaguana in 2011. These including his third and winning novel were all translated by Anne Mclean, who will receive €25,000 from the €100,000 prize