Praise continues to pour in for Wizard of the Crow, the 2006 novel by UC Irvine professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o. This week, the novel was named a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The award is touted as the largest international prize of its kind and recognizes fiction published in English. Nominations for Wizard of the Crow came from libraries in Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Gambia and Kenya. Ngugi’s book also won the California Book Awards Gold