Judges

John Boyne

John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Dublin in 1971. He is the author of 8 novels, including the international bestsellers Mutiny On The Bounty, The House of Special Purpose and The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which sold 5 million copies worldwide, topped the New York Times bestseller list and was made into a Miramax feature film. His second children’s novel, Noah Barleywater Runs Away, was published in October 2010. His books are published in over 40 languages.

Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1957, and moved to England in 1961. He went to schools in Bristol, Edinburgh and Winchester, and studied at Cambridge for seven years. Since 1983, he has been a   freelance writer and reviewer. In 1993, he was offered a teaching post at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He lives in Hamburg and London.He is the author of four books of poems and a Selected Poems (Faber and Faber, 2008), a book of criticism called Behind the Lines (Faber and Faber, 2001), and the translator of many German authors, including Brecht, Kafka, Jünger and Roth. In 1998, his translation of Herta Müller’s The Land of Green Plums won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Among his recent translations are Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada (Penguin) and Angina Days (Princeton U.P.), the selected poems of Günter Eich.

Nancy Huston

Nancy Huston

Born in Calgary, Alberta in 1953, Nancy Huston has been living in Paris since 1973. She writes both fiction and non-fiction, in both French and English, translating herself in both directions. Her novels have won numerous prizes, including the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens (France), the Prix Elle (Québec) and the Governor General’s Award (Canada). Published in 2006 in French and in 2008 in English, Fault Lines, her eleventh novel, was shortlisted for both the Orange Prize in Great Britain and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in Canada. Distinguished by the Prix Femina in France, it became an international bestseller has been translated into nearly forty languages.

Susan Bassnett

Susan Bassnett

Susan Bassnett is a writer and professor of comparative literature at the University of Warwick. She is the author of over 20 books, which include translations, collections of her poetry,and academic writing. Recent publications include a study of Ted Hughes(2009)and a co-authored book on translation and global news (2010). A collection of her short essays , Reflections on Translation; will appear in 2011. She travels all over the world to give lectures and run workshops, but always finds time for her children, grandchildren and beloved dogs.

Tessa Hadley

Tessa Hadley

Tessa Hadley has written three novels: Accidents in the Home, published by Jonathan Cape 2002, and by Holt in the US (longlisted for the Guardian First Book award); Everything Will Be All Right, Holt 2003, Cape 2004 (shortlisted for the Encore Award); and The Master Bedroom, Cape and Holt 2007 (longlisted for the Orange). A new novel, The London Train, will be out in January 2011. She has had stories published in The New Yorker, Granta, and The Guardian, and published a collection of stories, Sunstroke, in 2007 (Cape and Picador US, shortlisted for the Story Prize in the US). She reviews for The London Review of Books and The Guardian, and was Chair of the Editorial Board of New Welsh Review from 2005-8. Tessa is also a Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Studies at Bath Spa University, where she teaches on the MA in Creative Writing, courses on The Short Story, and Writing and Politics. Her book on Henry James, Henry James and the Imagination of Pleasure, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2002.

SHORTLIST LIBRARIES

Poland
The library, popularly known as the “Library on Koszykowa” is one of the largest and oldest public libraries in Poland.
USA
The Boston Public Library is a municipal public library system in Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1848. The Boston Public Library is also the Library for..
USA
Since first opening our doors in 1873, we’ve served all Chicagoans with free and open places to gather, learn, connect, read and be transformed.
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,..
USA
The Denver Public Library takes great pride in designing programs and services for the unique neighborhoods and communities that each of our branch libraries serves…
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..
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..
Scotland
We inspire people to become engaged and active in a city globally renowned for culture and sport.
USA
https://lclsonline.org/
USA
The LCLCPL system offers books, DVDs, audio books, CDs, telescopes, hotspots, and seasonal seeds.
Ireland
The City Library was originally a Carnegie library set up in 1893 and soon became the Limerick Free library.
United Kingdom
London Libraries is the London region of Libraries Connected and has membership of all 32 boroughs and the City of London. It works collaboratively to..
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..
Barbados
The mission of the National Library Service is to serve the Barbadian community as a ready source of dynamic information products and services.
Canada
Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries (NLPL) has been an integral part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador since it’s inception in 1935.
Belgium
‘De Krook’ opened the 10th of March 2017. The complex contains the library of Gent but also offices and laboratories of the university of Gent..
Canada
OPL’s vision is to build community and transform lives; our mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people; our core values are Community,..
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 Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library has one library card and 41 locations to serve you. Our mission is to connect people with the..
USA
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and..
Canada
The Saint John Free Public Library incorporated in 1883, was the first tax-supported public library in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, hence the inclusion of..
USA
The City of San Diego Public Library serves the informational, educational and recreational interests of San Diego through 35 branches, Central Library, the READ/San Diego..
USA
The San Francisco Public Library is the public library system of the city and county of San Francisco. The Main Library is located at Civic..
USA
San José Public Library (SJPL), located in Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Germany
We actively secure and mediate access to the cultural heritage of humanity as well as the wide range of knowledge and up-to-date information. We are..
Australia
The State Library of NSW is one of the great libraries of the world, with a history dating back to 1826. Since then, the Library..
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..
Australia
The Library’s role, as defined by the National Library Act 1960, is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the..
Switzerland
The University Library of Bern not only provides books and journals in print and electronic format and access to subject-specific databases, but also offers courses..
Switzerland
With over six million media and more than half a million visitors a year, the Zentralbibliothek Zürich – Zurich’s central library – is one of..

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