Canadians on long list of IMPAC prize

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Canadians on long list of IMPAC prize

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1VivienneR
Nov 13, 2012, 12:58 am

There are 18 Canadians on the long list for the international IMPAC Dublin literary award:

Dirty Feet by Edem Awumey of Montreal, translated from the original French by Lazer Lederhendler, nominated by a Montreal public library.

Tell It to the Trees by Anita Rau Badami of Montreal, nominated by a library in Cape Town, South Africa.

Beggar’s Feast by Randy Boyagoda of Toronto, nominated by the Colombo public library in Sri Lanka.

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt of Vancouver Island, nominated by libraries in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Cape Breton and Portland, Ore.

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan of Victoria, nominated by libraries in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Saint John, N.B.

The Reinvention of Love by Helen Humphreys of Kingston, Ont., nominated by the Gander, N.L. library.

The Lightning Field by Heather Jessup of Halifax, nominated by Halifax public libraries.

A World Elsewhere by Wayne Johnson, a St. John's-raised writer now living in Toronto, nominated by a library in St. John’s.

The Return by Dany Laferrière of Montreal, translated from French by David Homel, nominated by Halifax public libraries.

A Possible Madness by Frank Macdonald of Inverness, Cape Breton, nominated by a library in Saint John.

The Town that Drowned by Riel Nason of Quispamsis N.B., nominated by a Saint John library.

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje of Toronto, nominated by libraries in Belgium, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Boston, Miami and Richmond, Va.

Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul by David Adams Richards of Newcastle, N.B., nominated by Ottawa Public Library.

Easy to Like by Edward Riche of St. John's, nominated by a library in St. John's.

Dancing Lessons by Olive Senior of Toronto, nominated by a library in Kingston, Jamaica.

A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe of Esterhazy, Sask., nominated by libraries in Toronto and Ottawa.

Double Talk by Patrick Warner an Irish-born writer now living in St. John's, nominated by a St. John's library.

Touch by Alexi Zentner a Canadian now based in Ithaca, N.Y., nominated by libraries in Cleveland and Nice, France.

2Nickelini
Nov 13, 2012, 10:35 am

Thanks for posting. I don't follow this award closely, but it's always interesting.

3Yells
Nov 13, 2012, 12:49 pm

There are some great books on that list. Thanks for posting!