Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Nalo Hopkinson nominated for International IMPAC Dublin LIterary Award

Nalo Hopkinson's book The Salt Roads (Warner) has been nominated for the €100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind. It involves libraries from all corners of the globe, and is open to books written in any language. An initiative of Dublin City Council, the award is a partnership between Dublin City Council, the Municipal Government of Dublin City, and IMPAC, a productivity improvement company which operates in more than 50 countries. The award is administered by Dublin City Public Libraries.

The Longlist for the 2005 Award was announced in Dublin's City Hall on Monday by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Michael Conaghan. In all, 147 titles have been nominated by 185 library systems from 129 cities in 51 countries.

Nalo is one of nine Canadians on the Longlist. The Salt Roads was nominated by the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS), Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and by Hartford Public Library in the U.S.

The shortlist will be announced March 8 and the winner will be announce June 15.

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