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Awards: The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Previous Winners and Nominees

The 1999 Winner

Ingenious Pain Ingenious Pain
by Andrew Miller
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INGENIOUS PAIN tells of the rise, fall, and redemption of an extraordinary man whose lack of compassion is physical: He is unable to feel pain. Born in the West Country in the mid-18th century, at the dawn of the Enlightenment, James Dyer grows up to become a brilliant surgeon. The novel takes us from England, through Europe, across to Russia, as Dyer travels to St. Petersburg. En route, he meets a witchlike woman who proves both his nemesis and savior. At one level an exciting adventure story, INGENIOUS PAIN is also a novel of ideas, packed with detail, with a wonderful sense of period.

The 1999 Nominees

  • Quarantine by Jim Crace
  • Underworld by Don DeLillo
  • The Ordinary Seaman by Francisco Goldman
  • Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  • The Puttermesser Papers by Cynthia Ozick
  • The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

    The 1998 Winner

    The Land of Green Plums The Land of Green Plums
    by Herta Müller
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    Through an unnamed narrator, we view the lives of a group of Romanian students living under the repressive Ceaucescu regime. The poverty, regimentation, and depressing grayness take their toll on our young narrator and her friends, with death the only release for some.

    The 1998 Nominees

  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • Imaginings of Sand by André Brink
  • Last Orders by Graham Swift
  • The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid
  • Salt by Earl Lovelace
  • The Englishman's Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
  • The Pope's Rhinoceros by Lawrence Norfolk
  • The Counting House by David Dabydeen
  • The Glade Within the Grove by David Foster

    The 1997 Winner

    A Heart So White A Heart So White
    by Javier Marías
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    A new bride commits suicide, and her widowed groom marries her sister. The couple has a son, whose efforts to discover the truth behind the death of his father's first wife are recounted in this novel.

    The 1997 Nominees

  • Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
  • Novel Without a Name by Duong Thu Huong
  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  • Pereira Declares by Antonio Tabucchi
  • The Good Negress by A. J. Verdelle
  • Morvern Callar by Alan Warner
  • A Tiler's Afternoon by Lars Gustafsson