IMPAC Award Shortlist

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The shortlist for this year's €100,000 (US $135,483) IMPAC Dublin Literary Award includes:

The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
In Zodiac Light by Robert Edric
Settlement  by Christoph Hein
The Believers by Zoë Heller
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
God's Own Country by Ross Raisin
Home by Marilynne Robinson.

According to Anne Fine, one of the judges, "when it came to the 'invidious decisions' which accompany the construction of any shortlist 'readability did win out. If it's not a good read, then it's not a good book,' " reported the Guardian.

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind. It involves libraries from all corners of the globe, and is open to books written in any language. The winner announcement will be June 17.

Congratulations to all authors, short-listed and long-listed!

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