Behr’s Book Makes Long List
Publication Date: 11/23/2010
Associate Professor of English Mark Behr’s third novel, Kings of the Water, has been nominated for the prestigious 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the largest and most international prize of its kind.
The slate of nominees is extensive—162 total from 43 countries.
“This is such an incredibly long list,” says Behr, “but it is for the biggest literary prize outside of the Nobel, so, it’s fun.”
The shortlist will be announced April 12, and the winner June 15, 2011.
Books written in any language are nominated by librarians around the world. Administered by the Dublin City Public Libraries, the award is a partnership of the Dublin City Council, the Municipal Government of Dublin City and IMPAC, a California-based management productivity improvement company that operates in more than 50 countries.
For the complete list of nominees, go to the Guardian.
Also, Behr’s book gets a mention in the Irish Times.