Roy Jacobsens acclaimed and bestselling novel The Unseen has been shortlisted to The International Dublin Literary Award. With this The Unseen has been nominated to two of the worlds most prestigious literary awards. In 2017 Roy Jacobsen was as the fist Norwegian author ever nominated to The MAN Booker International Prize.
The Dublin Literary Award is one of the most prestigious of the international literary prizes. It is awarded yearly to a novel published in English. 150 books were long listed, and now only 10 books remain on the shortlist - Roy Jacobsens The Unseen being one of them.
This is the third time that Roy Jacobsen has been nominated to the prize. Earlier the books The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles (Hoggerne) and Wonderchild (Vidunderbarn) has been nominated to the same award.
"The International Dublin Literary Award (formerly IMPAC) is one of the world´s most important literary prizes. The nomination shows just how universal Roy Jacobsens writing is, and that his subtle and down to earth novels have a wide appeal. The rights for his books have been sold to almost 40 countries, and the international interest is overwhelming. Everything points to the fact that this will be another great year for Roy Jacobsen. We are so happy for him!" says Ingvild Haugland, Managing director of Cappelen Damm Agency in a press release.
Roy Jacobsen has received a number of literary prizes and has two times been nominated to The Nordic Councils Literature Prize. As the fist Norwegian author ever, he was in 2017 shortlisted to the MAN Booker International Prize for The Unseen. In Norway alone, the total print run of The Unseen is at almost 200.000 books. The book is so far sold to 23 countries.