Colum McCann Wins IMPAC Dublin Award

June 30, 2011

Colum McCann’s Let The Great World Spin has won the 2011 IMPAC Dublin Award, the largest and most international prize of its kind. The  Award was established by Dublin City, Civic Charter in 1994 for the advancement of Education and to encourage new works of high literary merit published in the English language.

The nomination process for the Award is unique as nominations are made by libraries in capital and major cities throughout the world. The longlist, which is announced in November of each year, is the full list of all eligible nominated novels submitted by the participating libraries.  The shortlist, up to a maximum of ten titles, chosen by the judges is announced in April of each year. The prize is €100,000 (close to $160,000) which is awarded to the 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.

Read Fiction Matters, the newsletter of the IMPAC Dublin Award to learn more about each of the longlisted titles. How many have you read?