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With 70 books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, this year’s longlist is a treasure trove of stories and worlds just waiting to be explored. Now in its 29th year, the Dublin Literary Award sponsored by Dublin City Council is the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, worth €100,000 to the winner; or if the winning book has been translated, the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000.

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Mark your calendars for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award key announcement dates!

Shortlist will be announced Tuesday 26th of March
Winner will be announced Thursday 23rd of May

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Celebrating excellence in world literature

Since 1996, the Dublin Literary Award has honoured excellence in world literature. Presented annually by Dublin City Council, the Award is one of the most significant literature prizes in the world and unique in that the books are nominated by libraries from cities around the world. The award is worth €100,000 for a single work of international fiction written or a work of fiction translated into English.  If the winning title is in translation, then the author receives €75,000 and the translator €25,000.


2023 Winner

Marzahn, Mon Amour

Translated from the original German by Jo Heinrich


News January 16 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Longlist Revealed

With books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, 4 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council
News November 28 2023

2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
Video June 2 2023

Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
Video May 26 2023

2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.


The nomination process for the Award is unique as nominations are made by libraries in major cities throughout the world.

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