Thursday, April 10, 2014
Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries. The list includes five novels in translation from Argentina, Colombia, France, Norway, and The Netherlands and novels from Australia, Ireland, Malaysia, the UK and the USA.
The IMPAC DUBLIN Award, an initiative of Dublin City Council, is worth €100,000 to the winner and is the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English.
The Lord Mayor will announce the winner on 12th June 2014.
The shortlisted titles, announced by The Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Henry Upton, in Dublin are:
1.The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker, (Dutch) translated by David Colmer. Published by Harvill Secker.
2.Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser (Sri Lankan / Australian) Published by Allen & Unwin.
3.Absolution by Patrick Flanery (American) (First novel) Published by Atlantic Books.
4.A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Norwegian) Translated by Don Bartlett. Published by Harvill Secker.
5.Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye (French) Translated by John Fletcher. Published by MacLehose / Quercus and by Alfred A. Knopf.
6.Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman (Argentinian) Translated from the original Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia. Published by Pushkin Press and by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
7.The Light of Amsterdam by David Park (Northern Irish) Published by Bloomsbury.
8.The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan (Irish) (First novel) Published by Doubleday Ireland / Lilliput Press.
9.The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysian) Published by Myrmidon.
10.The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombian) Translated from the original Spanish by Anne McLean. Published by Bloomsbury.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The All Ireland Fleadh returns to Sligo this August, home to some of Ireland's finest traditional musicians, Coleman, Morrison and Killoran to name a few. To get a taste of whats in store please have a look at the video below!
All Sligo Library Service Branches will be closed for Easter from Friday 18th April through to Easter Monday 21st April inclusive.
|Sligo Central Library||closes on Thursday 17th April at 5.15pm, reopens on Wednesday 23rd April at 9.30am.|
|Local Studies Library||closes on Thursday 17th April at 5pm, reopens on Wednesday 23rd April at 9.30am.|
|Ballymote Community Library||closes on Thursday 17th April at 5pm, reopens on Wednesday 23rd April at 9.30am.|
|Tubbercurry Community Library||closes on Thursday 17th April at 5pm, reopens on Tuesday 22nd April at 12 noon.|
|Enniscrone Branch Library||closes on Thursday 17th April at 5pm, reopens on Tuesday 22nd April at 3pm.|