David Bergen is the sole Canadian nominated for this year’s IMPAC Dublin Award, at â‚¬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 CristovÃ£o 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.