14 June 2012
Jon McGregor's novel about homeless addicts and alcoholics beat Booker and Pultizer Prize winners to the €100,000 award ...
Jon McGregor's novel about homeless addicts and alcoholics beat Booker and Pultizer Prize winners to the €100,000 award
The Impac Dubin Literary Award is chosen from nominations from libraries all around the world. Even the Dogs, published by Bloomsbury in 2010, was described by the international panel of judges as 'a fearless experiment which shows us in close-up detail the lives of a gathering of homeless addicts as they go about their daily forage for shelter, drink or a fix. In a masterpiece of narrative technique, the viewpoint shifts and morphs through the lives of a handful of derelicts who stumble and fall, stumble and fall as they seek to redeem themselves from addiction, homelessness and those impulses which too often rise up within them and defeat their best interests.'
Even the Dogs was nominated by M.I. Rudomino State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow.
Jon's most recent book is the short story collection This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You, which came out in February.