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Holt Novel Wins $150K Lit Prize
-- 5/25/98
In a happy coincidence during what turns out to be World-in-Translation month (May), Romanian novelist Herta Muller's The Land of Green Plums (Metropolitan Books), the only translation among the finalists, has been awarded the $150,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, said to be the largest literary prize for a single work of fiction. The book was translated by Michael Hofmann, who will split the prize with the author.Muller's novel is set in Romania during the brutally repressive Ceausescu dictatorship. The IMPAC award was established in 1996 by IMPAC, a U.S. management productivity firm, in conjunction with the City of Dublin.

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