Tag: IMPAC award

The Sound of Things Falling

Added on July 2, 2015

The Sound of Things Falling Juan Gabriel Vasquez Riverhead Press, New York, 2013 Vasquez won the 2014 IMPAC Award for this quietly intense study on the effects of post traumatic stress disorder in the era of Pablo Escobar and the viciousness surrounding the Colombian drug cartels. The Sound of Things Falling received starred reviews from [...]

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The Master

Added on June 1, 2015

The Master Colm Toibin Picador, U.K. 2004 Colm Toibin, one of Ireland’s greatest writers, one of the greatest gay writers anywhere, won many awards for this brilliant novel about five prolific years in the life of writer Henry James, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Lambda Literary Award, The Los Angeles Times Book [...]

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Out Stealing Horses

Added on September 28, 2014

Out Stealing Horses Per Petterson Harvill Press, U.K. 2005 I bought this fourth printing as a reading copy from a local independent bookstore. When I got home  to check on-line, however, I saw that there were no first printings available. As a matter of fact, the lowest print number I could find was 4. Since early [...]

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City of Bohane

Added on November 13, 2013

City of Bohane Kevin Barry Jonathan Cape, London, 2011 City of Bohane, Kevin Barry’s debut novel, won the 2013 IMPAC Award and the Author’s Club First Novel Award. His short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines, including the New Yorker, and his collection There are Little Kingdoms won the 2007 Rooney Award. This dystopian [...]

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Anil’s Ghost

Added on September 11, 2013

Anil’s Ghost Michael Ondaatje Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2000 This is a signed first U.S. edition of Anil’s Ghost in fine/fine condition. The true first edition is the Canadian McClelland and Stewart first printing. In this novel, Anil Tissera, studying forensic anthropology in the States, returns to Sri Lanka to work for the U.N. [...]

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Even the Dogs

Added on May 11, 2013

Even the Dogs Jon McGregor Bloomsbury, London, 2010 This is the back cover blurb for Even the Dogs: “On a still and frozen day between Christmas and New Year, a man’s body is found lying in his ruined flat. Found, and then taken away, examined, investigated and cremated. As the state begins its detailed, dispassionate [...]

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Out Stealing Horses

Added on January 8, 2013

Out Stealing Horses Per Petterson Graywolf Press, U.S.A. 2007 Out Stealing Horses won two major Norwegian Prizes before Anne Born’s English translation won the 2006 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It was named by the New York Times as one of the top ten books of 2007. Although [...]

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De Niro’s Game

Added on November 27, 2011

De Niro’s Game Rawi Hage House of Anansi Press, Canada, 2006 Canadian author Rawi Hage was unable to get this debut novel published by any of the big houses. It was picked up instead by Canada’s small but prestigious House of Anansi Press. It went on to win the 2008 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s [...]

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The Twin

Added on October 16, 2011

The Twin Gerbrand Bakker Archipelago Books, Brooklyn, 2008 The Twin made Gerbrand Bakker the first Dutch writer to win the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010. When it first came out in Holland, it was awarded the Golden Dog-Ear Award for the best selling literary debut. It is a story of a man, Helmer, who [...]

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Out Stealing Horses

Added on October 6, 2011

Out Stealing Horses (true first edition) Per Petterson Harvill Secker, London, 2005 This ex-library book is the rare true first edition of the book that propelled Petterson into the international literary limelight. It won the Norwegian Booksellers prize, and the English translation won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the IMPAC Award. It was also [...]

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