Graywolf Press, the Minneapolis literary publisher, continues to gather awards for its list: City of Bohane by Kevin Barry was named the recipient of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award yesterday. The award carries with it a €100,000 purse (approximately $130,000 US). The IMPAC annual award for fiction is open to books written in any language and published in English. Out Stealing Horses, a novel by Norwegian novelist Per Petterson, another Graywolf release, was awarded the IMPAC award in 2007.
“This is amazing for us to have another book win, after just a few years,” Erin Kottke, Graywolf’s publicity manager said, “It was so unexpected.”
City of Bohane, which was released in hardcover in 2012, was just released in paper this week. The press is monitoring sales, to determine whether to go into another print run. Barry’s collection of short stories, Dark Lies the Island, will be released on September 24. Barry, who lives in Ireland, will be going on tour in the U.S. this fall. City of Bohane was his debut novel. It has already won the 2011 Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the European Union Prize for Literature, and was short-listed for the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year and the Costa First Novel Award
Graywolf author Tracy K. Smith, received a 2012 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her collection of poems, Life on Mars, and D.A. Powell received a 2012 NBCC Award in poetry for Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys.