Jones Takes Home The IMPAC

As has been widely reported, Edward P. Jones has won the IMPAC Dublin award for The Known World, a book that was a favorite of mine last year. The Scotsman has an article about the book and the author.

Mr Jones, who received a standing ovation as he collected his award, said receiving the prize was ‘great, it’s wonderful, I never expected it’.

He said he had only got off a plane from the US a few hours earlier to attend the award ceremony at Dublin’s City Hall.