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Irish author Kevin Barry on IMPAC shortlist


IRISH author Kevin Barry has been shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable literary prize.

Barry’s debut novel, City of Bohane, is one of 10 books on the shortlist with the winning author set to take home €100,000.

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The winner will be announced in June.

The shortlisted titles are:

City of Bohane by Kevin Barry

The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq, translated from the original French by Gavin Bowd

Pure by Andrew Miller

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, translated from the original Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón, translated from the original Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Skomsvold, translated from the original Norwegian by Kerri A Pierce

Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa, translated from the original Dutch by Sam Garrett


Steve Cummins

Steve is the Irish Post's digital media & entertainment editor and looks after the paper's website and weekly entertainment supplement, Rí-Rá. Follow him @steve_cummins

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