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Congratulations to Richard Wagamese and Ben Stephenson

Congratulations to Richard Wagamese and Ben Stephenson

November 2013

Douglas & McIntyre is pleased to announce that the company has two books on the longlist for the €100,000 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. The longlist, which totals 152 titles, eleven of which are Canadian, was announced on November 11, 2013.

Kamloops author Richard Wagamese has been longlisted for his novel Indian Horse, which won both the inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature and the First Nation Communities Read award earlier this year.

Ben Stephenson, originally from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and currently living in Montreal, has been nominated for his first novel, A Matter of Life and Death or Something.

Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian, announced that the 152 books eligible for the 2014 award were nominated by libraries in 110 cities and 39 countries worldwide, noting that “41 are titles in translation, spanning 17 languages, and 47 are first novels.” The Award is managed by Dublin City Council’s library service and is renowned for its promotion of excellence in world literature.

The IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award shortlist will be made public on April 9, 2014, and the winner will be announced on June 12, 2014.

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