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David Bergen shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin

David Bergen is the sole Canadian nominated for this year’s IMPAC Dublin Award, at €100,00 the world’s richest prize for an English-language work of fiction. The Winnipeg author was shortlisted for his novel The Matter with Morris, which was also a finalist for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

The complete shortlist is as follows:

  • Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer (Scribe Publications)
  • The Matter with Morris by David Bergen (HarperCollins Canada)
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Bloomsbury)
  • Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor (Bloomsbury)
  • Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Atlantic Monthly Press)
  • Landed by Tim Pears (William Heinemann)
  • Limassol by Yishai Sarid; translated from Hebrew by Barbara Harshav (Europa Editions)
  • The Eternal Son by Cristovão Tezza; translated from Portuguese by Alison Entrekin (Scribe)
  • Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin (Faber & Faber)

The last Canadian to win the prize was Rawi Hage in 2008 for De Niro’s Game. Alistair MacLeod won in 2001 for No Great Mischief.