David Bergen’s The Matter with Morris (HarperCollins Canada) has been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Bergen’s novel is the only Canadian title in the running for the prize, which awards 100,000 British pounds to the winner, and is billed as “the world’s most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English.”
The Matter with Morris, Bergen’s sixth novel, about a middle-aged man whose son is killed in Afghanistan, made the short list for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Bergen won the Giller in 2005 for the novel The Time in Between, which was also longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin award. His new novel, The Age of Hope, will be published by HarperCollins Canada in the fall.
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