Lauren Beukes’ Arthur C. Clarke Award-Winning Zoo City is one of 147 titles on the longlist for the next IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; one of the richest prizes in literary fiction, with an attention-grabbing €100,000 (I’ll say it again: one hundred thousand Euro) prize for the winner.
The full longlist contains titles nominated by librarians worldwide and includes a wide range of literary styles and genres. SF/F/H is well-represented, not only by Lauren (go, Lauren!) but also by the likes of Paolo Bacigalupi, Guy Gavriel Kay, Ian McDonald, China Miéville and 2011 World Fantasy Award winner Nnedi Okorafor.
The shortlist will be made public on 12th April 2012 and the Lord Mayor of Dublin will announce the winner on 13th June.
Also: Publishers Weekly has announced the Best Books of 2011 and once again Zoo City makes an appearance, in the sf, fantasy and horror category. Genreville blogger Rose Fox said:I have been waiting to list this for something like a year and a half, since it was originally slated to come out in the U.S. in October 2010. It has continued to astonish and delight me since then.”