2021 ‘Shortlist on Film’: Dramatised Readings Performed by Well-Known Actors

We are delighted to share with you, short films featuring Irish actors performing short excerpts from the 2021 DUBLIN Literary Award Shortlist.  A new film will be premiered every Thursday, commencing 1st April.

Special thank you to Bazar Productions for producing these beautiful films, commissioned specially for the launch of the 2021 Shortlist.


  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, performed by Kwaku Fortune


  • Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes & performed by Cathy Belton


  • Apeirogon by Colum McCann, performed by Kwaku Fortune


  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong, performed by Donking Rongavilla