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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.

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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 June of each year.

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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.

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Hosted by

UNESCO City of Literature

Dublin City Libraries & Archives, Pearse Street and Long Room Library, Trinity College.
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.