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In the second half of the 19th century, industrialization and the rise of the liberal bourgeoisie led to an increase in the importance of knowledge and education. At the same time, the intensifying social contradictions put the question of democratizing access to knowledge on the political agenda. The fight against illiteracy was of central importance. Not only the way out of political immaturity and the recognition of one’s own situation in society should raise awareness; the improvement of the level of education also promoted the economic development of the country. In the field of popular education, therefore, the interests of the young workers’ movement and the liberal bourgeoisie met.



News March 25 2024

Discover the 2024 Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

Discover which 6 books made it to the shortlist, one of world’s most valuable literary prizes!
News January 16 2024

2024 Longlist Revealed

Novels by four Irish authors are among the 70 books nominated by 80 libraries around the world!
News November 28 2023

2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
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.


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