2006 Winner

2006

Nominated by Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Cork City Libraries, Dublin City Libraries, Limerick City & County Libraries, Dunedin Public Libraries, Edinburgh City Libraries, City of Cape Town Library and information Services, Lincoln Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Hartford Public Library, Kansas City Public Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, San José Public Library, Tweebronnen Openbare Bibliotheek, Leuven, Minneapolis Public Library, State Library of South Australia, State Library of Queensland
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Judges

Andrew O’Hagan

Andrew O’Hagan

Andrew O’Hagan was born in 1968 in Glasgow. In 1995 he wrote THE MISSING and in 1999 he published his first novel, OUR FATHERS, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and was winner of the Holtby Prize for Fiction.

Jane Koustas

Jane Koustas

Jane Koustas Jane Koustas is currently serving as the Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin. She is a Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario where she also directed Canadian Studies. Professor Koustas’ research interests include English-Canadian literature in translation, translation theory and practice, translation history in Canada Quebec theatre and theatre translation. She is the co-editor of two books, Robert Lepage: Théâtre sans fronti res: essays on the dramatic universe of Robert Lepage with Joe Donohoe and Vision/Division: l’oeuvre de Nancy Huston with Marta Dvorak. She has published numerous articles in journals such as The University of Toronto Quarterly, Quebec Studies, Theatre Research in Canada, Traduction, Terminologie, Rédaction and Annuaire théâtral. Professor Koustas has served on the jury of the Governor General’s Literary Awards and the Quebec Writers’ Federation Translation Award.

Mary O’Donnell

Mary O’Donnell

Mary O’Donnell is a poet, novelist, translator and critic who is based in Co. Kildare, Ireland. She has published four volumes of poetry, most recently September Elegies (2003) and has presented several series of poetry programmes for the Irish national broadcaster, RTE. Her critically acclaimed third novel, The Elysium Testament, appeared in 1999. Her work has been published in literary magazines and journals in Ireland, the UK and the USA and anthologised in collections in Ireland and abroad. She recently presented ‘Crossing the Lines’, a series of radio programmes on European poetry in translation. Mary is a member of Aosdana – membership of this organisation of 200 living Irish artists is by peer nomination and election.

Paulo Ruffilli

Paulo Ruffilli

Paolo Ruffilli was born in 1949. Attended the University of Bologna, where he studied modern literature. After a period of teaching, he became editor with the publisher Garzanti in Milan, and is presently the general editor of the Edizioni del Leone in Venice. Beginning in 1972, he has published nine volumes of poetry. The more recent: Piccola colazione (1987, American Poetry Prize, in english translation Malaria, Poetry Chicago 1989, and Story Line Press 1991, now Like it or no, Bordighera Press 2005), Diario di Normandia (1990, Montale Award), Camera oscura (1992, Prix Victor Hugo), Nuvole (1995), La gioia e il lutto (2001, Prix Européen, in english translation Joy and Mourning, Dedalus Press 2004). He published also the novel Preparativi per la partenza (2003), essays, novels and translations from English.

SHORTLIST LIBRARIES

Norway
Bergen Public Library is Norway’s second largest public library. The current institution was established in 1872, but builds on much older library traditions in the..
Colombia
The Luis Ángel Arango Library, located in La Candelaria, in the historic center of Bogotá, is the most important public library in the country and..
Italy
The Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma (Rome National central Library), in Rome, is one of two central national libraries of Italy, along with Biblioteca Nazionale..
Canada
Our promise is that everyone belongs at the Library because the Library belongs to you.
South Africa
Our department consists of 102 service points, including 101 libraries and 1 satellite library. These service points not only loan out books, CDs and DVDs,..
South Africa
The main library – the Johannesburg Public Library – has over 1.5-million books in its collection and more than 250 000 members.
USA
The Cleveland Public Library is a public library system in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1869, it had a circulation of 3.5 million items in 2020.
Denmark
Copenhagen Libraries is the largest public library organization in Denmark. It consists of a main library and 19 branch libraries, a mobile library and special..
Ireland
Cork City Libraries is a service of Cork City Council. Cork City Libraries provides a range of library and information services to the people of..
Ireland
Dublin City Council’s mission is to “provide quality services for its citizens and visitors and act to protect and promote Dublin’s distinct identity in a..
New Zealand
Dunedin Public Libraries is a network of six libraries and two bookbuses in Dunedin, New Zealand, owned and operated by the Dunedin City Council. The..
Scotland
With 28 libraries across Edinburgh, the information you need to support your learning is never far away.
Canada
There are so many reasons to love the revitalized Stanley A. Milner Library. After patiently waiting three years, we opened our doors to the public..
USA
The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community..
USA
Hartford Public Library provides free resources that inspire reading, guide learning, and encourage individual exploration.
USA
The Kansas City Public Library is a doorway to knowledge for all people in our community.
Ireland
The City Library was originally a Carnegie library set up in 1893 and soon became the Limerick Free library.
USA
The new library made its grand opening to the public on February 21, 1977 with a collection of over 250,000 volumes. The building was noted..
United Kingdom
See the famous collections of rare books housed in the magnificent Hornby Library and Oak Room. View the impressive Picton Reading Room, one of the..
USA
Minneapolis Public Library was founded in 1885 and opened in the city’s first public library building on 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in 1889. In..
Belgium
Muntpunt is full of stories, of people, of Brussels. Of questions and answers, of wonder and curiosity. But boxes, we have no place for that.
USA
“The New York Public Library has provided essential access to books and information for more than a century. Today, we are building on that legacy..
United Kingdom
Library services in Newcastle are delivered through a network of 14 libraries. All Newcastle libraries offer superb facilities with staff on hand to help with..
USA
The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library has one library card and 41 locations to serve you. Our mission is to connect people with the..
USA
San José Public Library (SJPL), located in Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Australia
Founded in 1896, State Library of Queensland is the leading reference and research library in Queensland. State Library is responsible for collecting and preserving a..
Australia
The State Library of South Australia, or SLSA, formerly known as the Public Library of South Australia, located on North Terrace, Adelaide, is the official..
Sweden
Did you know that the library is always open? It is if you visit the library online via a computer, mobile phone or tablet PC…
Finland
Tampere City Library offers spaces and collections for information, education and refreshment. At the library you can read and borrow, visit events, meet friends or..
Belgium
The Bib Leuven gives its visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in information, literature and culture.
Ireland
Waterford Libraries has 12 public branches spread throughout Waterford City and County, with a centrally located headquarters on the outskirts of Waterford City. Our libraries..

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