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Celebrating excellence in world literature

Since 1996, the Dublin Literary Award has honoured excellence in world literature. Presented annually, 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


Translated by

Jo Heinrich

Nominated by Stadtbüchereien Düsseldorf


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.
Video May 25 2023

Flowers Say it Better, Love – A poem by Sarah Creighton Keogh

Commissioned for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony.


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

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