Americans Dominate International IMPAC Award Shortlist
Half the eight finalists for the International IMPAC Literary Award ($132,200) are Americans. The list, announced this morning in Dublin, includes:
- Junot Diaz (Dominican/US) "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," which has already won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Critics Circle award.
- David Leavitt (US), "The Indian Clerk"
- Michael Thomas (US), "Man Gone Down"
- Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan/UK), "The Reluctant Fundamentalist"
- Jean Echenoz (France), "Ravel"
- Travis Holland (US), "The Archivist's Story"
- Roy Jacobsen (Norway) "The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles"
- Indra Sinha (India/UK), "Animal's People"
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