2015 IMPAC Shortlist

IMPACWhen talking about reading diversity, the International IMPAC Dublin Award truly reflects the fiction works from world literature for the past 20 years. Nominated by public libraries around the world, the IMPAC Award is presented annually for a fiction work written in English or translated into English. The Award is an initiative of Dublin City Council the municipal government of Dublin which now retains full ownership of the award. The Award aims to promote excellence in world literature.

This year the shortlist goes to

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigerian) Published by Fourth Estate and by Alfred A. Knopf

Horses of God by Mahi Binebine (Moroccan) Translated from French by Lulu Norman. Published by Tin House Books

Harvest by Jim Crace (British) Published by Picador and by Alfred A. Knopf

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Australian) Published by Vintage Australia

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Australian) First Novel. Published by Little, Brown & Company and by Picador Australia

K by Bernardo Kucinski (Brazilian) Translated from Portuguese by Sue Branford. Published by Latin American Bureau

Brief Loves That Live Forever by Andreï Makine (French, Russian-born) Translated from French by Geoffrey Strachan. Published by MacLehose Press

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann (Irish) Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, Random House Inc. and HarperCollins Canada

Someone by Alice McDermott (American) Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Sparta by Roxana Robinson (American) Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux