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Irish IMPAC Shortlist Book Award 2009

The 2009 Shortlist

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz Nominated by: The Free Library of Philadelphia, USA Houston Public Library, Texas, USA Cleveland Public Library, Ohio, USA Boston Public Library, USA New York Public Library, USA Lincoln Library, Springfield, Illinois, USA Cork City Libraries,

Ireland Ravel by Jean Echenoz Translated from the original French by LInda Coverdale Nominated by: Galway County Library, Ireland Bibliothèque Municipale de Nice, France Münchner Stadtbibliothek, Munich, Germany

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid Nominated by: Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek Bonn, Germany Cleveland Public Library, Ohio, USA Stedelijke Openbare Bibliotheek Gent, Belgium Cape Breton Regional Library, Sydney, Canada Dublin City Public Libraries, Ireland Birmingham Libraries, England Stockholm Public Library, Sweden Tweebronnen Openbare Bibliotheek, Leuven, Belgium

The Archivist's Story by Travis Holland Nominated by: New Hampshire State Library, Concord, USA

The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles by Roy Jacobsen Translated from the original Norwegian by Don Shaw and Don Bartlett Nominated by: Stavanger Bibliotek og Kulturhus, Norway

The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt Nominated by: Jafet Library - The American University of Beirut, Lebanon San Diego Public Library, California, USA The State Library of South Australia, Adelaide

Animal's People by Indra Sinha Nominated by: Mestska Knihovna v Praze / Municipal Library of Prague, Czech Republic Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas Nominated by: The National Library Service of Barbados, Bridgtown The complete list of nominated titles The panel of judges