News Library Nominations for 2023 are now OPEN

We are delighted to announce that the Nomination process for the 2023 DUBLIN Literary Award has officially begun and we are inviting our network of libraries to participate in the 28th year of this prestigious international literary award.

The award is unique because the books are nominated by libraries throughout the world. It is presented annually for a novel written in English, or in English translation from any language. A panel of six judges will decide on the winning book for its high literary merit.

In May, French author, Alice Zeniter and Irish Translator, Frank Wynne won the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award for The Art of Losing, which was nominated for the Award by just one library: Bibliothèque publique d’information, Centre Pompidou, Paris. Warmest congrats to the team at the Pompidou Library for choosing the 2022 Winner. Your library might have the honour of choosing the 28th Winner for the 2023 Award!

If your library would like to get involved, please get in touch by emailing

You can view the complete 2023 Rules and Conditions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese by clicking on the relevant language.


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.
Video May 21 2023

Eva-Jane Gaffney performs an excerpt from Em

Eva-Jane Gaffney performs an excerpt from Em


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