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    Default Re: 2017 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

    Glad to see Couto, Agualusa and Luiselli short-listed. Pamuk probably don't need this award anymore.
    Don't care about the English written works really.

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    I hope to God that Enright's book doesn't hinge on a child being molested. She uses it every time, .

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    There are fully six books on that list that I would like to read. I'm impressed.

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    The only book on the shortlist I've read is A Little Life. I gave it about a 4.5/5. The book is very clearly flawed in my opinion, but this really doesn't detract much from it as a whole. The plot has numerous portions that border on absurdity, most of the main characters' lives become very unrealistic over time, and at times it basically reads like a soap opera. However, it's also a nearly 800 page-long exploration of gayness, bisexulaity, disability, and self-harm. There are some very well written passages and Yanagihara delves deep into the thought processes involved in self-harm and those who enable it. I'd be fine with it winning. It also seems like a relatively easy safe considering it won the Kirkus prize and was shortlisted/a finalist for the Man Booker, National Book Award, and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction.

    I also thoroughly enjoyed Yanagihara's previous work, The People in the Trees, which uses anthropology and the exploration of a newly explored Polynesian island discuss the life of a Nobel-winning pedophile (loosely based on real events).

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    Default Re: International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

    Angolan author Josť Eduardo Agualus won.

    http://www.dublinliteraryaward.ie/ne...-is-announced/

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    The 2018 longlist appeared, 150(!) books are in the running.

    104 originally written in English, 46 in translation:

    7 from German and Spanish
    6 from Dutch
    4 from French and Norwegian
    3 from Italian
    2 from Finnish, Hebrew, Portuguese, Serbian and Slovene
    1 from Croatian, Czech, Danish, Korean, Swedish

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    Default Re: 2018 International Dublin Literary Award

    Those long lists have always confused me. I used to think it was just a list of all the nominated books, but some reactions this year suggest its not. What's even the point of a long list that long?

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    Default Re: 2018 International Dublin Literary Award

    Quote Originally Posted by redheadshadz View Post
    Those long lists have always confused me. I used to think it was just a list of all the nominated books, but some reactions this year suggest its not. What's even the point of a long list that long?
    Agree completely. It seems more like an exercise in making sure no one's feelings are hurt by being omitted....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiganeasca View Post
    Agree completely. It seems more like an exercise in making sure no one's feelings are hurt by being omitted....
    I wonder if each long-listed author earns a participation ribbon

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