> International Impac Dublin Literary Award
The largest and most international prize of its kind, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, is presented to a novel of high literary merit written in, or translated into, English and published within a specified period of time. The New Hampshire State Library has been a nominating library since 1999. The award is a joint initiative of the Dublin (Ireland) City Council, the Municipal Government of Dublin City, and the productivity improvement company IMPAC.
The NH Dublin Award committee has announced its nominees for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. These are fictional works of high literary merit published in English during 2011. After reading and discussing many excellent books, the committee selected these titles for nomination:
Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward, is a powerful, beautifully written story about love.
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, is a complex and interesting story with well-drawn characters, wonderful writing, and what a circus!
- The Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, evokes NYC in the 1930's with witty dialog and a cast of characters whose ambitions lead them to unusual and memorable lives.
The New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC) contains information on which NH libraries currently have titles in their collections nominated by the NH Dublin Committee since 1999 and recent winners of the Dublin Award.
The New Hampshire Dublin Award Committee is currently reviewing fictional works for the 2013 award. This award is for books first published in English during 2011. Also included are books first published in another language between 2006 and 2011 with the English translation first published in 2011. If you would like to make a suggestion, or become a member of the committee, please send an email to the Chair of the NH Dublin Committee. If you are suggesting a book please include the title, author and a brief statement about why you feel the book merits consideration.