Longlist for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award is Revealed

With books nominated by 84 libraries from 31 countries, 3 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council Monday 30th January 2023: Novels by three Irish authors are among the 70 books nominated by libraries around the world for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award, which is sponsored by Dublin City Council. Now in its 28th year, this award is the world's most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, worth €100,000 to the winner. Nominations include 29 novels in translation, with works nominated by 84 libraries from 31 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia, the US, Canada, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. 14 are debut novels. If the winning book has been translated, the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000. Among the 29 translated books are novels originally published in Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, Hindi, Korean, Slovene, Icelandic and Japanese. The Irish titles nominated for the 2023 Award are: Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, published by Faber Books, and nominated by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries Dublin, Galway Public Libraries, Waterford City and County Library, in Ireland, and Chicago Public Library, United States. 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard, published by Corvus (Atlantic Books) and nominated by Cork City Libraries, Ireland. The Magician by Colm Tóibín, published by Penguin Random House, and nominated by Bibliotheek Gent, Belgium. dublinliteraryaward.ie     #DublinLitAward Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Newsletter Sign Up The shortlist will be unveiled on 28th March and the winner will be announced...

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2023 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

We're delighted to announce the 2023 Judging panel for the Dublin Literary Award is: Marie Hermet, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Arunava Sinha and Sarah Moss. The non-voting chair is Chris Morash. The longlist will be announced on Monday 30th January. Chris Morash is the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing in Trinity College Dublin, where he served as Vice-Provost of the university from 2016-19.   His most recent book, Dublin: A Writer’s City will be published early in 2023.   Among his other books are Yeats on Theatre (2021),  A History of Irish Theatre 1601-2000 (2002),  A History of the Media in Ireland (2009) and he is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre (2016).  He is currently editing the Cambridge History of the Irish Novel.  He was the 2022 Macgeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and curated the Unseen Plays series for the Abbey Theatre (2021);  from 2009 to 2014, he served as the first chair of the Compliance Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.  He was elected to Membership of the Royal Irish Academy in 2007, and to Fellowship of Trinity in 2016. Gabriel Gbadamosi is an Irish and Nigerian poet, playwright and critic. His London novel Vauxhall (Telegram, 2013) won the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize and Best International Novel at the Sharjah Book Fair. He was AHRC Creative and Performing Arts Fellow at the Pinter Centre, Goldsmiths in European and African performance; a Judith E. Wilson Fellow for creative writing at Cambridge University; and Writer in Residence at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Plays include Stop and Search (Arcola Theatre), Hotel Orpheu (Schaubühne, Berlin), and for radio The Long,...

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

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Dublin City Council announces The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter, translated by Frank Wynne as winner of the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award

View the Winning Book, Awards Ceremony and Interviews Monday 23rd May 2022: French author Alice Zeniter and Irish translator Frank Wynne have been announced today as winners of the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award, sponsored by Dublin City Council, for the novel The Art of Losing (published by Picador, Pan MacMillan). The Award is the world’s largest prize for a single novel published in English. Uniquely, the Award receives its nominations from public libraries in cities around the globe and recognises both writers and translators. Author Alice Zeniter receives €75,000 and Frank Wynne, as translator, receives €25,000.  Frank was a previous winner in 2002, as translator of Atomised by Michel Houellebecq. The Art of Losing is the 10th novel in translation to win the Dublin Literary Prize. The winning title was announced today at a special event, at International Literature Festival Dublin, which runs until 29th May.  Lord Mayor and Patron of the Award, Alison Gilliland made the announcement and Richard Shakespeare Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Council, presented the prizes to Alice and Frank at the International Literature Festival Dublin Literary Village in Merrion Square Park. Lord Mayor and Patron of the Award, Alison Gilliland remarked: “With its themes of colonisation and immigration, The Art of Losing, which follows three generations of an Algerian family from the 1950s to the present day, highlights how literature can increase our understanding of the world. I’d like to congratulate Alice Zeniter and Frank Wynne and thank all who are involved in the award – writers, translators, librarians, publishers...

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Dublin City Council announces the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award Shortlist

6 novels have been shortlisted for the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award, sponsored by Dublin City Council. Celebrating 27 years, this award is the world's most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, worth €100,000 to the winner. If the book has been translated the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000.  Distinctive among literary prizes, nominations are chosen by librarians and readers from a network of libraries around the world. The 2022 Award winner will be chosen from a diverse and international shortlist which includes two novels in translation and a first-time novelist. The shortlist features authors who are French, Irish, Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg (Alderville First Nation, Canadian), New Zealander, and Nigerian. The 27th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced on Monday 23rd May, as part of the opening day programme of International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFDublin), which is also funded by Dublin City Council. The shortlisted titles are: Remote Sympathy by Catherine Chidgey (New Zealander). Published by Europa Editions. Nominated by Auckland Libraries, New Zealand and Dunedin Public Libraries, New Zealand. At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop (French). Translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis. Published by Pushkin Press. Nominated by Bibliothèque de Reims, France. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (Nigerian). Published by Faber & Faber. Nominated by Helsinki City Library, Finland. The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin (Irish). Published by John Murray. Nominated by Cork City Libraries, Ireland. Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg). Published by House of...

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Dublin City Council Announces the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award Longlist of Library Nominations

  Four novels from Ireland are among the 79 books nominated by libraries around the world for the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award, which is sponsored by Dublin City Council. Now in its 27th year, this award is the world's most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, worth €100,000 to the winner. Nominations include 30 novels in translation, spanning 19 languages, with works nominated by 94 libraries from 40 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia, the US & Canada, South America and Australia & New Zealand. 16 are debut novels. If the winning book has been translated, the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000. The Irish titles nominated for the 2022 Award are: Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan, published by Bloomsbury Circus and nominated by Tartu Public Library, Estonia The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin, published by John Murray and nominated by Cork City Libraries, Ireland Acts of Desperation by Megan Nolan, published by Jonathan Cape and nominated by Waterford City and County Libraries, Ireland and Chicago Public Library, USA Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan, published by Doubleday and nominated by Limerick Libraries, Ireland The shortlist will be unveiled on 22nd March and the winner will be announced by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, on 19th May 2022, as part of the opening day of International Literature Festival Dublin, which is also funded by Dublin City Council. Many of the novels nominated will be available for readers to borrow from Dublin City Libraries and from...

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Library Nominations for 2022 are now OPEN!

We are delighted to announce that the Nomination process for the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award has officially begun and we are inviting our network of libraries to participate in the 27th 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, Mexican author Valeria Luiselli won the 2021 DUBLIN Literary Award for her novel, Lost Children Archive, which was nominated for the Award by just one library: Biblioteca Vila de Gràcia in Barcelona, Spain. Warmest congrats to Juli and Ivan from Biblioteca Vila de Gràcia for choosing the 2021 Winner. Your library might have the honour of choosing the 27h Winner for the 2022 Award! If your library would like to get involved, please get in touch by emailing literaryaward@dublincity.ie. You can view the complete 2022 Rules and Conditions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese by clicking on the relevant language.

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