56 Days

912 Batu Road

A Particular Madness

After Story

All’s Well

An Unusual Grief

Bad Girls: A Novel / The Queens of Sarmiento Park

Bitter Orange Tree

Bodies of Light


Bone Memories

Brisbane: A Novel


Case Study

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cold Enough for Snow


Daughter of the Moon Goddess



Falling is Like Flying

Fight Night

Four Treasures of the Sky


Grand Europa Hotel

How High We Go In The Dark

Iron Curtain: A Love Story


Late Summer: A Novel

Lessons in Chemistry

Loose Ties

Love in the Big City

Love Marriage

Love Novel

Lovelier, Lonelier


Marzahn, Mon Amour


Nettle and Bone

Of Fangs and Talons

Open Your Heart


Scattered All Over The Earth

Sea of Tranquility

She’s a Killer

Silent Winds, Dry Seas

Small Things Like These

Song for the Missing

Sons of the People: The Mamluk Trilogy

The Anomaly

The Antarctica of Love

The Bones of Barry Knight

The Book of Form and Emptiness

The Clockwork Girl

The Forests

The Good Women of Safe Harbour

The Island of Missing Trees

The Lincoln Highway

The Magician

The Masterpiece

The Morning Star

The Sentence, A Novel

The Trees

The White Bathing Hut

The Wonders

Time Shelter

Tomb of Sand

What Strange Paradise

Where You Come From

Young Mungo


Nomination Process

Books are nominated  for the Award by invited public libraries in cities throughout the world – making the Award unique in its coverage of international fiction. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.


The Judges

Each year a panel of distinguished international judges is put in place under a non-voting chair. They have the epic task of considering each book from the longlist and narrowing it down to a shortlist of up to 10 titles. They must then enter deliberations to come up with the final winner by May of each year which will be announced at the opening of ILFDublin.


The Prize

The Award is given annually. The prize of €100,000 is awarded to the author of the winning book. However, if the winning book is in English translation, €75,000 is awarded to the author and €25,000 to the translator.


Hosted by

UNESCO City of Literature

Dublin, Global City of Literature
Dublin City Council proudly sponsors the Dublin Literary Award.
The Dublin Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written or translated into English. Books are nominated for the award by invited public libraries in cities throughout the world, making the award unique in its coverage of international fiction. Titles are nominated on the basis of high literary merit as determined by the nominating library. At €100,000, the award is one of the prestigious literary prizes in the world.