Thursday, November 15, 2012

International Book Award Nominations

Stack of booksLooking for a good book to read?  Look no further than The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013 nominees, which have just been announced.  The list comprises 154 novels from around the world, with 8 Irish; 43 American; 22 British; 12 Canadian; and 42 books translated into English from 19 other languages.

Here are some of the American nominees, in no particular order:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
When the Killing's Done by T. C. Boyle
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
11/23/63 by Stephen King
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Caribou Island by David Vann
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

As those of you following this blog know, I am currently reading Rules of Civility, Amor Towles's debut novel, and have nothing but praise for it.  Of the other titles listed above, I've read and enjoyed several:  The Marriage Plot, Caribou Island, and State of Wonder on my own; The Language of Flowers and The Paris Wife with book clubs.  All of these nominees have received excellent reviews and found their way onto various bestseller lists.

The entire list of nominees is available via this link:  IMPAC Dublin Awards 2013


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