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    Emily Ruskovich’s Idaho, nominated by a single library in Bruges, wins €100,000 prize

    Emily Temple

    June 12, 2019, 2:52pm

    Emily Ruskovich has won the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award (formerly known as the IMPAC) for her novel Idaho. The award comes with €100,000, making it world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English.

    The books on the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award are nominated by public libraries in cities around the world; The Guardian reports that Idaho was nominated by a single branch in Bruges, Belgium, and chosen out of the 141 contenders.

    “It’s such a shocking amount of money to have won!” Ruskovich told The Guardian. “I can’t believe there is a prize like this for a single novel. I don’t know exactly what I’ll do with it but I feel I can now make choices that will ultimately really benefit my writing. It’s been the biggest honor of my life having a book out in the world and having readers.”

    Read more over at Book Marks

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