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Jim Crace wins IMPAC Dublin award

British author Jim Crace has won the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel Harvest (Picador). The €100,000 (A$205,140) award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English, and is chosen by judges from a selection of titles nominated by libraries across the world. Harvest, which is set in ‘an unspecified time in the past, in a green corner of England’, tells the story of the ‘last days of a village and the death of an age-old way of life’. ‘Harvest is a story that explores some of our greatest fears, those of change and difference,’ said Dublin City librarian Margaret Hayes. The winner was chosen from a shortlist of 10, which included Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Vintage) and Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites (Picador). For more information about the award, click here.

 

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