Congratulations are in order for our beloved editor-in-chief Hannah Tinti and our equally beloved authors,Charles Lambert (Issue #64) and Roxana Robinson (Issue #55). Each of their novels made the longlist for Dublin’s International IMPAC Literary Award–Hannah’s The Good Thief, Charles’s Little Monsters and Roxana’s Cost.
The Award was established by the Dublin City Civic Charter in 1994. Nominations are made by libraries in capital and major cities throughout the world. Titles are chosen on the basis of high literary merit; participating libraries can nominate up to three novels each year for the Award. Previous winners include Edward P. Jones’s The Known World, Orphan Pamuk’s My Name is Red, and David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon. The prize is 100,000 euros.
The shortlist will be announced in March. See the entire 2010 Award longlist here.