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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Two Irish writers have been included in the shortlist for this year's International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: David Park for The Light of Amsterdam and Donal Ryan for The Spinning Heart. However, the inclusion of five novels in translation on the shortlist makes it a truly international selection. The IMPAC is worth €100,000 to the winner and is the world's most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English.

  • The Spinning Heart 3 for 2 item

    The Spinning Heart
    Donal Ryan

    Paperback · 19 Dec 2013 · €10.99

    In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. As violence flares, the characters face a battle between public persona and inner desires. This book captures the language and spirit of rural Ireland and with uncanny perception articulates the words and thoughts of a generation.

  • Questions of Travel

    Questions of Travel
    Michelle de Kretser

    Paperback · 02 Jan 2014 · €11.99

    A novel of dazzling virtuosity and luminous intelligence that explores our urge to leave home, by a writer previously longlisted for both the Man Booker and Orange prizes whose prose can only be described as 'rich, luxuriant, intense, and gorgeous.' (Anita Desai)

  • Absolution

    Absolution
    Patrick Flanery

    Paperback · 01 Mar 2013 · €10.99
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    Patrick Flanery is an exceptionally gifted novelist, and he is just getting started' Philip Gourevitch, New Yorker Following the critical acclaim for this muscular debut novel, Flanery has confirmed himself, quite simply, as a literary star.

  • Three Strong Women

    Three Strong Women
    Marie NDiaye

    Paperback · 25 Apr 2013 · €10.99
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    Three women face a journey that will change their lives forever. From Man Booker International Prize finalist, Marie NDiaye.

  • The Detour

    The Detour
    Gerbrand Bakker

    Paperback · 07 Mar 2013 · €10.99

    A Dutch woman rents a remote farm in rural Wales. She says her name is Emilie. She has left her husband, having confessed to an affair. In Amsterdam, her stunned husband forms a strange partnership with a detective who agrees to help him trace her. They board the ferry to Hull on Christmas Eve.

  • A Death in the Family

    A Death in the Family
    Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Paperback · 07 Mar 2013 · €11.99

    When the author becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. This title tells his story.

  • The Garden of Evening Mists

    The Garden of Evening Mists
    Tan Twan Eng

    Paperback · 02 May 2013 · €11.99

    In the highlands of Malaya, a woman sets out to build a memorial to her sister, killed at the hands of the Japanese during the brutal Occupation of their country. Yun Ling's quest leads her to The Garden of Evening Mists, and to Aritomo, a man of extraordinary skill and reputation, once the gardener of the Emperor of Japan.