'Man gone down' wins IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Published 11/06/2009 | 19:44
Man Gone Down by author Michael Thomas has scooped the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
It's the world's richest literary prize worth €100,000.
His debut novel beat off competition from 145 titles, nominated by 157 public libraries across 41 countries.
Michael Thomas was born and raised in Boston but now lives in New York with his wife and three children.
The Award is presented annually to promote excellence in world literature.
The award is the largest and most international prize of its kind for a single work of fiction published in English.
It's administered by Dublin City Public Libraries who seek nominations from public libraries from major cities across the world.