Jon McGregor's novel, Even the Dogs
, won the 2012 International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Jon McGregor
is a British writer. The award
carries a large 100,000 Euro prize, about $126,000 U.S. It is the largest prize for a single novel published in English. The award is organized by Dublin City Libraries, on behalf of Dublin City Council and sponsored by IMPAC, an international management productivity company.
The judges said, "Even the Dogs
is 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..."
Photo: Bloomsbury USA