2013 Winner

2013

Nominated by Cork City Libraries
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Judges

Clive Sinclair

Clive Sinclair

Clive Sinclair’s first novel was published in 1973, his first collection of stories in 1979. Since then his books have won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Jewish Quarterly Prize for Fiction, and the PEN Silver Pen. He was among the twenty original Best of Young British Novelists. His most recent publications are Clive Sinclair’s True Tales of the Wild West (2008), and Death and Taxes; Texas (2013). He lives in London with his partner – the painter, Haidee Becker – and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie is the author of five novels including Kartography, Broken Verses and Burnt Shadows, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and has been translated into more than 20 languages. She is Deputy President of English PEN, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Trustee of Free Word. She grew up in Karachi and now lives in London.

Krista Kaer

Krista Kaer

Krista Kaer was born in Tapa, Estonia. She studied English Language and Literature at Tartu University. She has worked in Tartu University Library and the Estonian Institute. As a translator from English, she has translated more than 80 novels and plays of English, Irish and American authors (Doris Lessing, Graham Swift, A.S. Byatt, John Banville, Sebastian Barry, Oscar Wilde, William Boyd et al.) She has written articles on contemporary British and Irish literature and interviewed novelists including Doris Lessing and Edna O’Brien, for print and television. She is one of the directors of Tallinn Literary Festival HeadRead and the editor-in-chief of Varrak Publishers.

Patrick McCabe

Patrick McCabe

Patrick Mc Cabe was born in Ireland in 1955. He has published many novels including The Dead School and The Butcher Boy. Movie adaptations of his books include Breakfast on Pluto and The Butcher Boy, both directed by Neil Jordan and, new movie The Ballad of Honky Mc Swaine directed by Kevin ‘Twin Town’ Allen which premiered in June 2012. He has completed two new novels, Goodbye Mr. Fish and No Orchids for Mr. Lonely. He is married with two grown-up children to the artist Margot Quinn.

Salim Bachi

Salim Bachi

Salim Bachi was born in Algiers and grew up in eastern Algeria. He studied French literature both in Algeria and at Sorbonne. He moved to Paris in 1997 where he lives and works. He has published six novels, Le Chien d’Ulysse, La Kahéna, Tuez-les tous, Le silence de Mahomet, Amours et aventures de Sindbad le Marin and Moi, Khaled Kelkal which were hailed by the critics and have won many literary prizes. His latest novel, Amours et Aventures de Sindbad le marin (2010), a fable about our time, relates the life of a man in search of absolute love. His work has been translated into several languages.

SHORTLIST LIBRARIES

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.
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..
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..
Germany
With around two million books and media as well as numerous events, the city library is a crowd puller in Munich. Its headquarters have been..
USA
San José Public Library (SJPL), located in Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Germany
With a total of over 3.5 million individual media and currently 1.5 million visitors a year, the Berlin Central and Regional Library (ZLB) is Germany’s..

LONGLIST LIBRARIES

Aarhus BibliotekerneAberdeen City LibrariesAuckland LibrariesBelgrade City LibraryBergen Offentlige BibliotekBiblioteca Nazionale Centrale di RomaBiblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto / Porto Municipal LibrariesBiblioteques de BarcelonaBibliotheken der Stadt MainzBibliothèque Municipale de LyonBibliothèques de Montréal / Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du QuébecBibliothèques Municipale de NiceCalgary Public LibraryCape Breton Regional LibraryChristchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o ŌtautahiCleveland Public LibraryColombo Public LibraryCopenhagen Central LibraryCork City LibrariesDenver Public LibraryDunedin Public LibrariesFree Library of PhiladelphiaHartford Public LibraryHouston Public LibraryIndia International Centre LibraryJamaica Library ServiceKansas City Public LibraryLaramie County Library SystemLeipziger Städtische BibliothekenLeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library SystemLincoln LibraryMiami-Dade Public LibraryMilwaukee Public LibraryMultnomah County LibraryMünchner StadtbibliothekMuntpunt – Hoofdstedelijke Openbare BibliotheekNational and University Library of MacedoniaNew York Public LibraryOttawa Public LibraryPikes Peak Library DistrictPublic Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton CountyRede de Bibliotecas de LisboaRegionální knihovna Karviná (Regional Library of Karviná)Richmond Public LibrarySaint John Free Public LibrarySan Diego Public LibrarySan José Public LibraryStadt Bibliothek SalzburgStadtbibliothek BremenStadtbüchereien DüsseldorfState Library of New South WalesState Library of QueenslandState Library of South AustraliaStockholm Public LibraryTampere City LibraryThe National Library of AustraliaThe National Library of MalaysiaThe State Library of VictoriaTimaru District LibrariesToronto Public LibraryUniversitäts-und Landesbibliothek BonnUniversitätsbibliothek BernWellington Public LibraryWinnipeg Public LibraryZentral- und Landesbibliothek BerlinZentralbibliothek Zürich

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