Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Margaret Atwood, Lawrence Hill among 14 Canadians Listed for Irish Literary Prize

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Margaret Atwood, Lawrence Hill among 14 Canadians Listed for Irish Literary Prize

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Atwood among 14 Canadians listed for Irish prize

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DUBLIN - Celebrated authors Margaret Atwood and Lawrence Hill are among 14 Canadians longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award.

Atwood is in contention for "The Heart Goes Last," while Hill is in the running for "The Illegal."

Other homegrown writers vying for the lucrative literary prize are Scotiabank Giller Prize winners Andre Alexis for "Fifteen Dogs" and Patrick deWitt for "Undermajordomo Minor."

The $100,000-euro ($C143,000) International Dublin International Literary Award is billed as the world's most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.

The Canadian novels are among 147 titles that have been nominated by libraries worldwide.

Libraries in Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, St. John, St. John's, Sydney, Toronto and Winnipeg were among those in 40 countries who nominated books for the 2017 longlist. …

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