International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is an international literary award for a work of fiction, jointly sponsored by the city of Dublin, Ireland and the company IMPAC. At €100,000 it is one of the richest literary prizes in the world. Nominations are submitted by public libraries worldwide.

 

2014 selection

The Sound of Things Falling: A Novel

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014

by JuanGabriel Vasquez

* National Bestseller and winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

* Hailed by Edmund White as "a brilliant new novel" on the cover of the New York Times Book Review

* Lauded by Jonathan...


2013 selection

City of Bohane

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013

by Kevin Barry

* Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award in the First Novel category * A blazingly original, wildly stylish, and pulpy debut novel "City of Bohane, the extraordinary first novel by the Irish writer Kevin...


2012 selection

Even the Dogs

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2012

by Jon McGregor

David Mitchell meets Irvine Welsh in this darkly beautiful and daringly creative novel by two-time Booker Prize nominee Jon McGregor.


2011 selection

Let the Great World Spin: A Novel

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011, National Book Award for Fiction 2009

by Colum Mccann

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing,...


2009 selection

Man Gone Down: A Novel

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2009

by Michael Thomas

On the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday, the unnamed black narrator of Man Gone Down finds himself broke, estranged from his white wife and three children, and living in the bedroom of a friend’s six-year-old...


2007 selection

Out Stealing Horses

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006

by Per Petterson & Anne Born

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and oneof the first days of July.

Trond’s...


2006 selection

The Master

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2006, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2004

by Colm Toibin

Like Michael Cunningham in The Hours, Colm Tóibín captures the extraordinary mind and heart of a great writer. Brilliant and profoundly moving, The Master tells the story of Henry James, a man born into one...


2005 selection

The Known World

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2005, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2004, National Book Critics Circle for Fiction 2003

by Edward P. Jones

In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of...


2003 selection

My Name Is Red

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2003

by Orhan Pamuk

At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century...


2002 selection

The Elementary Particles

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2002

by Michel Houellebecq

An international literary phenomenon, The Elementary Particles is a frighteningly original novel–part Marguerite Duras and part Bret Easton Ellis-that leaps headlong into the malaise of contemporary existence....


1997 selection

A Heart So White

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1997

by Javier Marias & Jonathan Coe

Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award, and widely considered Javier Marías's masterpiece, A Heart So White is a breathtaking novel about family secrets that chronicles the relentless power of the past.

Juan knows...