2004 Winner

2004

Translated by

Linda Coverdale

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Judges

Anita Desai

Anita Desai

Eugene R. Sullivan (non-voting chair)

Eugene R. Sullivan (non-voting chair)

John Quinn

John Quinn

Knut Ødegård

Knut Ødegård

Michèle Roberts

Michèle Roberts

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

SHORTLIST LIBRARIES

Norway
Bergen Public Library is Norway’s second largest public library. The current institution was established in 1872, but builds on much older library traditions in the..
Switzerland
The BMs are a service of the Department of Culture and Sport of the City of Geneva and operate as a network. This network makes..
USA
Since first opening our doors in 1873, we’ve served all Chicagoans with free and open places to gather, learn, connect, read and be transformed.
South Africa
The main library – the Johannesburg Public Library – has over 1.5-million books in its collection and more than 250 000 members.
USA
The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community..
Scotland
We inspire people to become engaged and active in a city globally renowned for culture and sport.
Canada
Halifax Public Libraries (HPL) is a Canadian public library system serving residents of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is the largest public library system in Nova..
USA
Hartford Public Library provides free resources that inspire reading, guide learning, and encourage individual exploration.
Finland
Oodi is one of 37 branches of Helsinki City Library and part of the Helmet library network. Oodi’s lending collection is mostly located on the..
USA
The Houston Public Library system serves the City’s culturally diverse community by offering a broad program of free educational, informational and recreational activities through a..
USA
The Kansas City Public Library is a doorway to knowledge for all people in our community.
Hungary
The Katona József Library launched the Bács-Kiskun County Library Supply Service (BKSZ) in 2005.
Germany
The Leipziger Städtische Bibliotheken (LSB) are an important part of the city’s cultural and educational landscape and provide centres for communication and information, reading promotion..
USA
The LCLCPL system offers books, DVDs, audio books, CDs, telescopes, hotspots, and seasonal seeds.
USA
The new library made its grand opening to the public on February 21, 1977 with a collection of over 250,000 volumes. The building was noted..
United Kingdom
USA
Serves a population of over 2.5 million; Welcomes over 6.7 million visitors per year; Has 50 branches, 2 bookmobiles and 1 technobus. Plus, 2 YOUMake..
USA
Minneapolis Public Library was founded in 1885 and opened in the city’s first public library building on 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue in 1889. In..
Belgium
Muntpunt is full of stories, of people, of Brussels. Of questions and answers, of wonder and curiosity. But boxes, we have no place for that.
USA
“The New York Public Library has provided essential access to books and information for more than a century. Today, we are building on that legacy..
United Kingdom
Library services in Newcastle are delivered through a network of 14 libraries. All Newcastle libraries offer superb facilities with staff on hand to help with..
Canada
OPL’s vision is to build community and transform lives; our mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people; our core values are Community,..
USA
The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library has one library card and 41 locations to serve you. Our mission is to connect people with the..
Czech Republic
The Regional Library of Karviná is a contributory organization of the statutory city of Karviná. It is a municipal library that offers users access to..
USA
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and..
USA
San José Public Library (SJPL), located in Silicon Valley, is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Norway
Sølvberget Library and Culture Centre is the main library in Stavanger and a hub for cultural activities in the Rogaland Region.
Germany
Stadtbüchereien Düsseldorf nominated the 2023 Dublin Literary Award winner, Marzahn, Mon Amour, by Katja Oskamp, translated by Jo Heinrich and published by Pereine Press
Australia
The State Library of South Australia, or SLSA, formerly known as the Public Library of South Australia, located on North Terrace, Adelaide, is the official..
Finland
Tampere City Library offers spaces and collections for information, education and refreshment. At the library you can read and borrow, visit events, meet friends or..
Germany
The University and State Library of Bonn (ULB Bonn) is the central university and archive library of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The University and State..
Greece
The Central Public Library of Veria provides services for education, information and entertainment which contribute to the improvement of the quality of living. We develop..
Ireland
Waterford Libraries has 12 public branches spread throughout Waterford City and County, with a centrally located headquarters on the outskirts of Waterford City. Our libraries..
Poland
The Marshal Józef Piłsudski Provincial Public Library is an institution with a pedigree dating back to 1917.

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