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

You can view the complete 2022 Rules and Conditions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese by clicking on the relevant language.