Small world: Impac prize’s version of global literature is distinctly parochial1 min read
With just two nominations from the whole of Africa and South America, the prize’s reach is far more limited than it at first appears: The Guardian
The 2015 International Impac Dublin literary award’s 142-book longlist, announced this week, looks to be world-spanning, with 49 novels in translation from 16 different languages, nominated by libraries in 114 cities and 39 countries. But a closer look at the longlist for the €100,000 prize turns up a number of questions. Where are the books from African and Indian languages? Nothing in Arabic? Or Japanese?
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