Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Short List Announced for 2017 International Dublin Literary Award

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Short List Announced for 2017 International Dublin Literary Award

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Dublin literary award short list announced

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DUBLIN - Orhan Pamuk will have another chance to contend for the International Dublin Literary Award.

The Turkish writer, who won the prize in 2003 for his novel "My Name is Red," is on the award's 2017 short list for "A Strangeness in My Mind," translated by Ekin Oklap.

"The Green Road" by Irish author Anne Enright, "The Sympathizer" by Vietnamese-American author Viet Thanh Nguyen, "A Little Life" by American author Hanya Yanagihara, and "Under the Udala Trees" by Nigerian-American writer Chinelo Okparanta also made the short list.

Novels in translation from Angola, Austria, Denmark/Norway, Mexico and Mozambique are also among the contenders.

Now in its 22nd year, the $100,000-euro (C$141,000) International Dublin Literary Award is billed as the world's most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. …

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