Saturday, February 23, 2008

2008 IMPAC Literary Award

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is open to works of fiction written in, or translated into English and published within a specified period of time.The nomination process for the Award is unique as nominations are made by selected libraries in capital and major cities throughout the world. Participating libraries can nominate up to three books each year for the Award:
Galway Library staff should email their nominations to HQ, who will aggregate the information and forward to Impac. Nominations should reach us by the 18th of April. To refresh your mind see the nominated 2008 longlist here.

The books must meet the following criteria for eligibility.
  • Only Novels are eligible.
    You may nominate up to three novels which must have been:
  • first published in English between 2007 and 2007, both dates inclusive, or
  • first published in a language other than English between 2003 and 2007 and first published in English in 2007
  • Books nominated and eligible in previous years are NOT eligible for this year
  • Your choice should be based soley on literary merit

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