Room for Genre on the Impac Shortlist?

The longlist is out for the Impac Dublin literary award and features no less than 147 titles which have been nominated by libraries from around the world.

The prize is a whopping €100,000 and favourite to win is last year’s Man Booker shortlist title Room, by Emma Donoghue. But could some genre favourites also stand a chance?

The longlist also includes The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald (Winner, Best Novel BSFA Award 2010), Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes (Winner, The Arthur C Clarke Award 2010; shortlisted, Best Novel BSFA Award 2010), The Kraken by China Mieville, Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, The Passage, by Justin Cronin, and Guy Gavriel Kay’s historical fantasy, Under Heaven.

A shortlist will be drawn up soon and the winner announced on June 13th 2012.

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About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?

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