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IMPAC shortlist 2007

By posted at 7:35 pm on April 4, 2007 1

The IMPAC shortlist has arrived. If you don’t know about the IMPAC, it’s a very unique prize with a very long longlist. This year’s longlist was composed of nominees from 169 libraries in 45 countries around the world. Those picks are then whittled down to a shortlist via a panel of judges. As you’ll see from the shortlist, since the process leading up to this award takes so long, some of the books aren’t exactly new. I think involving libraries makes the IMPAC unique compared to a lot of other awards out there. It seems a lot more egalitarian than, say, the Booker or the National Book Award, and I appreciate the international flavor as well. There’s more info about the award at the IMPAC site. Now, here’s the shortlist with some comments:

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One Response to “IMPAC shortlist 2007”

  1. bhadd
    at 4:15 pm on April 5, 2007

    That single library in Norway is similar to we blog aficianados in vocalizing, pretty impressive. I like Cormac for the gold there.

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