The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award honors novels with high literary merit written all over the world in any language. The short list for the 2009 award has just been released! The winner will be announced on June 15, 2011.
- Galore by Michael Crummey
- The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
- The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
- Ransom by David Malouf
- Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
- Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates
- Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
- Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
- Love and Summer by William Trevor
- After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice by Evie Wyld
For the 2009 award, The Denver Public Library nominated The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, and were among 166 library systems from 45 countries from around the world who participated.