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Two Irish novelists on long list for 2007 IMPAC Award

Published 06/11/2006

Two Irish authors are among 138 novelists included on the long list for next year's International IMPAC Award.

John Banville is included for his Booker Prize-winning novel The Sea, while Sebastian Barry is also on the list of nominations for his book A Long, Long Way.

The nominations are made by libraries in 49 countries around the world.

The shortlist will be announced in April, with the winner receiving the prize in June.

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