Saturday, June 16, 2007

Petterson's Out Stealing Horses wins IMPAC literary award

Norwegian, Per Petterson's Out Stealing Horses by has won the 12th International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, it was announced at a ceremony in Dublin's City Hall on Thursday. Petterson's book, published by Harvill Secker, was the only translated work on this year's shortlist.

The winner was selected by a panel of five international judges, who had earlier drawn up a shortlist from 138 novels nominated by 169 libraries in 49 countries.

"That's the beauty of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It draws our attention to good books and to authors that we might otherwise never have heard about," said Dublin's Lord Mayor Vincent Jackson, who presented the award.

Anne Born, who translated Out Stealing Horses from the original Norwegian into English, will receive 25,000 euros (33,00 dollars) out of the 100,000-euro prize.

No comments: