2015 Winner

2015

Nominated by Universitätsbibliothek Bern
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Judges

Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey was born in Dublin. The Lives of Women will be published in May 2015 and will be her 8th book. The Cold Eye of Heaven won the Irish Novel of the Year of the Year 2012 and was nominated for the IMPAC 2013 award. Her novel Last Train from Liguria was shortlisted for the Prix L’Européen de Littérature and her novel Tatty was chosen as one of the 50 Irish Books of the Decade as well as being nominated for The Orange Prize. Her first novel The Dancer was shortlisted for Irish Novel of the Year. In March 2014 her first play, Snow Angels, was staged at the Project Theatre Dublin and played to full houses and critical acclaim. Christine is a member of Aosdana.

Daniel Hahn

Daniel Hahn

Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with some forty books to his name. His work has won him the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. Forthcoming books include the new Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature and translations of novels from Angola, Guatemala and Brazil. He is currently chair of the Society of Authors, and on the board of a number of organisations that deal with literature and free speech.

Jordi Soler

Jordi Soler

Jordi Soler was born in 1963 in La Portuguesa, a community of Catalan exiles located in the jungle of Veracruz, Mexico. He currently lives in Barcelona and is a regular contributor to several newspapers and magazines in Spain and México. Soler has published books of poems, story collections, and ten novels translated in to several languages. Los rojos de ultramar ( 2004), La última hora del último día ( 2007) and La fiesta del oso (2009) are a trilogy of novels that the author devoted to his family, forced to emigrate to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War. The trilogy was published in a single volume entitled La guerra perdida, and was awarded in France with the Prix Littéraire des Jeunes Européens (2012).

Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger

Kate Pullinger is a novelist and digital writer. Her 2009 novel ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ won Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Fiction; it was long listed for both the Giller Prize and IMPAC Dublin. Her new novel, ‘Landing Gear’ was published in 2014. She has been at the forefront of literary digital innovation for more than a decade; her on-going web project ‘Inanimate Alice’ and her 2014 digital war memorial ‘Letter to an Unknown Soldier’ have gathered readers and writers around the world. She is Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University.  Find her at www.katepullinger.com

Valentine Cunningham

Valentine Cunningham

Valentine Cunningham (British) is Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and Tutor and Senior Fellow in English Literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
He has lectured widely around the world and has been a Visiting Professor in the USA, Australia and Germany (where he was Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Konstanz for ten years). He reviews widely for various British and American journals and newspapers, and broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio on literary and musicological topics. He has twice been a judge for the Booker Prize (1992 and 1998), and was a Regional Chair for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region) in 1999 and 2000. His most recent book is Victorian Poetry Now: Poets, Poems and Poetics (2011).

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..
France
The Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon is a library in Lyon, France. In addition to providing standard library services it also hosts a variety of special..
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.
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..
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..
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..

LONGLIST LIBRARIES

Auckland LibrariesBiblioteca Daniel Cosío VillegasBiblioteca Demonstrativa Maria da Conceição Moreira SallesBiblioteca Municipal de Oeiras / Municipal Libraries OeirasBiblioteca Nazionale Centrale di RomaBiblioteca Vila de GràciaBiblioteques de BarcelonaBibliothèque de la Part-DieuBibliothèque Municipale de MulhouseBibliothèques Municipale de NiceC. Hunter Provincial Resource LibraryCalgary Public LibraryCape Breton Regional LibraryChicago Public LibraryColombo Public LibraryCork City LibrariesDenver Public LibraryDunedin Public LibrariesEdmonton Public LibraryFree Library of PhiladelphiaHartford Public LibraryHawaii State Public Library SystemHelsinki City LibraryHouston Public LibraryIndia International Centre LibraryJacksonville Public LibraryJamaica Library ServiceKansas City Public LibraryKatona József Library of Bács-Kiskun CountyLaramie County Library SystemLeipziger Städtische BibliothekenLiterature Translation Institute of Korea LibraryLiverpool City LibrariesLos Angeles Public LibraryMestna knjižnica Ljubljana/Ljubljana City LibraryMiami-Dade Public LibraryMuntpunt – Hoofdstedelijke Openbare BibliotheekNational Library of LiechtensteinOklahoma Department of LibrariesOttawa Public LibraryPublic Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton CountyRedbridge LibrariesRede de Bibliotecas de LisboaRegionální knihovna Karviná (Regional Library of Karviná)Richland LibraryRichmond Public LibrarySaint John Free Public LibrarySan Diego Public LibraryStadt Bibliothek SalzburgStadtbibliothek BremenState Library of New South WalesState Library of QueenslandState Library of South AustraliaStockholm Public LibraryTampere City LibraryThe Capital Library of ChinaThe National Library of AustraliaThe National Library of MalaysiaThe State Library of VictoriaUniversitätsbibliothek BernVancouver Public LibraryVeria Central Public LibraryWaterford City and County LibrariesWellington Public LibraryWinnipeg Public Library

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