Monday, November 9, 2015

Nine Canucks nom'd for Dublin IMPAC prize!

Of course, I'm sorry there's no non-fiction included here - as usual - but still, this is cause for celebration.
9 Canadian novels are among 160 titles that have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International DUBLIN Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Nominations include 53 novels in translation with works by 44 American, 25 British, 10 Australian,  7 Irish, 6 German and 3 South African authors.
Organised by Dublin City Council, the 2016 Award was launched today [9th November] by The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, Patron of the Award, who commented “the Award, now in its 21st year, has made a fantastic contribution to the literary life of Dublin and brings significant benefits to the City. It’s right that, as the Award is now entirely a City initiative, sponsored by the City Council, it should be called the International DUBLIN Literary Award”.
The Canadian titles are:
Sweetland by Michael Crummy Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Us Conductors by Sean Michaels The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill Who by Fire by Fred Stenson All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews Will Starling by Ian Weir The Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner Outline by Rachel Cusk

And PLEASE, as Xmas approaches, consider giving books and buying them in an independent bookstore. To help you with this, the beautiful Ben McNally bookstore has organized this:
Books in
45 Minutes

Come one, come all for a festive celebration of the season’s finest titles! Find the perfect read for a loved one, or for your own stolen moment of peace beside the fire.
Ben McNally & Lynn Thomson will recommend 45 books in 45 minutes, fiction and non-fiction on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd and Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 6:30 pm, at Ben McNally Books. Space is limited, so please call us at (416) 361-0032 to book seats.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

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