Landed by Tim Pears is one of ten novels shortlisted for the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries. The award is worth €100,000 and is the world's most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English.
Announcing the shortlist in Dublin today, The Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Andrew Montague, Patron of the Award said: "These ten novels have been shortlisted from a total of 147, nominated by 162 public library systems in 45 countries worldwide and represent the best of readers' recommendations." The 10 shortlisted titles were nominated by public libraries in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, The Netherlands and the USA.
The five member international judging panel will select one winner which will be announced on Wednesday 13th June 2012. To view the complete shortlist click here