IMPAC Dublin Shortlist

As widely reported, the shortlist for the 2007 IMPAC Dublin Awards has been announced. And the finalists are:

Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Short Day Dying by Peter Hobbs
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Anne Born
Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

It’s a strong list, but I’m somewhat disappointed that neither Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Desertion nor Ismail Kadare’s The Successor made the cut. (See the longlist here.)