Author David Bergen (Courtesy Canada Writes)
Winnipeg writer David Bergen is a finalist for the 100,000-euro ($131,000 Cdn) IMPAC Dublin Award, the world's richest annual literary award for a single novel.
Bergen is nominated for The Matter with Morris, a novel that earned him a Giller Prize nomination in 2010. He is the only Canadian among the finalists for the international competition, which includes novels written in English or translated into English from around the world.
The full list of finalists:
Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer (British / Australian). Scribe Publications.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (American) Alfred A. Knopf.
The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Born in Britain, raised in Sierra Leone) Bloomsbury Publishing.
Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor (Scottish) Bloomsbury.
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (American) Atlantic Monthly Press.
Landed by Tim Pears (British) William Heinemann.
Limassol by Yishai Sarid (Israeli), translated from Hebrew by Barbara Harshav, Europa Editions.
The Eternal Son by Cristovão Tezza, (Brazilian), translated from Portuguese by Alison Entrekin, Scribe Publications.
Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin (American) Faber & Faber.