2010 Winner

2010

Translated by

David Colmer

Nominated by Openbare Bibliotheek, Amsterdam, Bibliotheek Den Haag (Libraries of The Hague), Openbare Bibliotheek, Eindhoven, De Bibliotheek Utrecht
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Judges

Abdourahman Waberi

Abdourahman Waberi

Abdourahman Waberi is a major writer from the African nation of Djibouti. An essayist, novelist, teacher, poet and short story writer, Waberi is partially based in France and has been named one of the 50 Writers of the Future by the French literary mag Lire. Most of his works were originally published in French

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Anatoly (Anthony) Kudryavitsky was born in 1954 in Moscow of a Polish father and half-Irish mother. He lives in Co. Dublin and writes in both English and Russian. His poems and short stories have been translated into eleven languages. He was the recipient of a number of literary awards.

Anne Fine

Anne Fine

Anne Fine has written highly acclaimed novels for adults and is also one of Britain’s most prestigious writers for children, having twice won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award. In 2003 she was awarded an OBE for her contribution to literature. Her work has been translated into thirty five languages.

Eve Patten

Eve Patten

Eve Patten is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, where she specialises in Irish writing and in the nineteenth and twentieth-century novel. She has published widely on contemporary British and Irish fiction .She regularly reviews new fiction for the Irish Times and is an essayist for the British Council’s Contemporary Writers series. She was awarded Fellowship of Trinity College in 2005.

Zoe Wicomb

Zoe Wicomb

Zoë Wicomb is a South African writer. Her critical work focuses on South African writing and culture. Her fiction includes You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town, David’s Story, Playing in the Light, short stories in various collections, and her latest novel, The One that Got Away. She is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

SHORTLIST LIBRARIES

Brazil
The Maria da Conceição Moreira Salles Demonstration Library, also known as BDB, a reference to its previous name, is a federal public library created in..
Poland
The library, popularly known as the “Library on Koszykowa” is one of the largest and oldest public libraries in Poland.
Netherlands
The Hague Library is there for all residents of The Hague.
France
The municipal libraries of the City of Lyon are a public service whose purpose is to contribute to leisure, information, education and culture for all.
France
The library network is composed of 7 libraries-media libraries comprising more than 320,000 documents: books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, novels recorded on CD, large print..
Austria
38 branches throughout Vienna are available during opening hours. We offer 1.4 million books, movies, music and much more. 250,000 CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, console..
Canada
The mission of the Cape Breton Regional Library is to strengthen and inspire our communities by providing quality collections, cultural resources, programs and services in..
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,..
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..
Netherlands
Utrecht Public Library is a place where you can read, borrow items and acquire knowledge.
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..
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
Hartford Public Library provides free resources that inspire reading, guide learning, and encourage individual exploration.
Hungary
The Katona József Library launched the Bács-Kiskun County Library Supply Service (BKSZ) in 2005.
Germany
The Leipziger Städtische Bibliotheken (LSB) are an important part of the city’s cultural and educational landscape and provide centres for communication and information, reading promotion..
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..
USA
Serves a population of over 2.5 million; Welcomes over 6.7 million visitors per year; Has 50 branches, 2 bookmobiles and 1 technobus. Plus, 2 YOUMake..
Netherlands
The Amsterdam Public Library Foundation (OBA) is a cultural institution that aims to promote the free flow of information in Amsterdam society. The OBA is..
Netherlands
Are you a keen reader? The ‘Witte Dame’ has a varied collection of English novels and thrillers. Do you prefer to read using an e-reader,..
USA
From a small reading room established 136 years ago, Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our sprawling and..
USA
The mission of the Richmond Public Library is to inform, enrich, and empower Richmond’s residents: to enrich lives and expand opportunities for all citizens by..
Russia
The library was founded by Margarita Ivanovna Rudomino in 1921. It is a unique world famous cultural instituion. Library collection holds 4.5 million volumes in..
USA
San José Public Library (SJPL), located in Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
USA
Since 1891, we have grown from a single reading room in Pioneer Square to a world-class Library system with 27 locations. Learn more about us,..
Estonia
The National Library of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu) is a national public institution in Estonia, which operates pursuant to the National Library of Estonia Act
Greece
The Central Public Library of Veria provides services for education, information and entertainment which contribute to the improvement of the quality of living. We develop..
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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