Caesarion on shortlist with Houellebecq and Murakami
Tommy Wieringa in the running for the Impac
10 April 2013
Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa is one of the ten books contending for the prestigious International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013. Thanks to his shortlisted novel, Wieringa finds himself in the company of Michel Houellebecq (The Map and the Territory) and Haruki Murakami (1Q84).
The Impac Award is unusual because both novels written in English as well as novels translated into English are allowed to compete. The prize of €100,000, awarded annually, is divided between translator (€25,000) and author (€75,000) if a translation wins. The international jury, chaired by Eugene R. Sullivan, will announce the winner on Thursday 6th June.
Caesarion was translated by Sam Garrett and published by Portobello (UK) and Grove (USA).