Reputedly we are the largest public library west of the Mississippi River, with a Central Library and 72 branches. We have over 6 million books and other documents. This year we are celebrating our sesquicentennial–150 years, with a special exhibit, which will eventually be filmed and appear on our website. And there is a book, LAPL150– our story is yours : a Los Angeles Public Library sesquicentennial, written by James Sherman and Christina Rice. Our library system serves a population that defies the concept of diversity. The City of Los Angeles is a cross-section of the world that enriches and challenges all of us, especially those of us who work for the Los Angeles Public Library.
With books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, 4 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council
NewsNovember 28 2023
2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced
Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
VideoJune 2 2023
Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony
Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
VideoMay 26 2023
2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea
Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.