The IMPAC Dublin Literary Award was given to Norweigian writer, Per Petterson, for his book, Out Stealing Horses, which has been a surprise best seller in Norway and Germany. The prize and short listed books are administered by the Dublin City Public Libraries in Ireland.
Out Stealing Horses by Per Patterson.
Out Stealing Horses is the "the story of Trond, a man who has settled into a rustic cabin in an isolated part of eastern Norway to live the rest of his life with quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor, however, forces him to reflect on a fateful childhood summer." Shelf Awareness, 2007.
|Other Short Listed Books|
Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer.
No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.
Shalimar the Clown by Salaman Rushdie.
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes.
The Short Day Dying by Peter Hobbs.