The four books on this year's short short list are:
- L'Art français de la guerre by Alexis Jenni
- La belle amour humaine by Lyonel Trouillot
- Du Domaine des Murmures by Carole Martinez
- Retour à Killybegs by Sorj Chalando
As I was reading websites with my French English dictionary in one hand and my finger poised over the Google translate this now button, I can't tell you much more except that some folk seemed to think that Killybegs is in Northern Ireland.
Given the novel's subject, it's an easy mistake for commentators to make. (I am sure the author didn't make it.) Donegal, however, is in southern Ireland - in the Irish Republic.
It is though the most northerly part of the island of Ireland. There, that's cleared that up.