2022 Winner

2022

Translated by

Frank Wynne

Nominated by Bibliothèque publique d’information
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Judges

Alvin Pang

Alvin Pang

Alvin PANG, PhD is a poet, writer, editor, anthologist, translator and researcher whose broad creative practice spans over two decades of literary activity in his native Singapore and elsewhere. Featured in the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English, his writing has been translated into more than twenty languages worldwide, including Swedish, Macedonian, Croatian, Chinese and French. For contributions to literature, he has received Singapore’s Young Artist of the Year Award, the Singapore Youth Award and the JCCI Education Award. In 2021, he was appointed to the honorary position of Adjunct Professor of RMIT University. His books include the bestselling What Gives Us Our Names (2011), When the Barbarians Arrive (2012), What Happened: Poems 1997-2017 (2017) and Uninterrupted time (2019).

Chris Morash (Non Voting Chair)

Chris Morash (Non Voting Chair)

Chris Morash is the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing in Trinity College Dublin.  His most recent book, Dublin: A Writer’s City was published in 2023. He is currently editing the Cambridge History of the Irish Novel and writing a new book about Irish literary salons.  He was the 2022 Macgeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and curated the Unseen Plays series for the Abbey Theatre (2021).

Clíona Ní Ríordáin

Clíona Ní Ríordáin

Clíona Ní Ríordáin was born in Cork. She moved to France to pursue post-graduate studies and now lives in Paris where she is Professor of English at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. She teaches translation studies and Irish literature. Her most recent book, English Language Poets in University College Cork 1970-1980, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020. She translated Michel Déon’s memoir Horseman Pass By (Lilliput, 2017). She has also edited three anthologies of Irish poetry, the most recent, Jeune Poésie d’Irlande: les poètes du Munster (Illador, 2015), was co-edited and co-translated with Paul Bensimon. The duo will publish a volume of Gerry Murphy’s poems, Plus loin encore, with Circe in March 2022. She chairs the Fondation irlandaise’s Translation Prize and sits on the Strategic Committee of the Centre Culturel Irlandais

Emmanuel Dandaura

Emmanuel Dandaura

Emmanuel Dandaura is the Executive Director, Institute of Strategic and Development Communication at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria. He is a creative writer, literary critic, festival curator, scholar, and multiple award winning playwright based in Abuja, Nigeria where he was born over fifty years ago.

Dandaura has in the last three decades provided valuable contributions to the development of African literature and popularised Africa’s diverse cultural expressions through his creative works, scholarly publications, public lectures and researches. He is a member of the Pan African Writers Association and has served as jury to many literary competitions and theatre festivals in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Dandaura has over the years provided strategic interventions and consultancy services in his dicipline to the African Union, UNESCO, European Union, UNICEF, World Bank, Robert Bostch Stiftung, British Council, etc

Sinéad Moriarty

Sinéad Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty was born and raised in Dublin. After living in Paris and London for many years, she has returned to Dublin. She is the bestselling author of 15 novels published by Penguin Random House. Her books have been translated into 25 languages.

Her first children’s book has been published by Gill publishing.

Sinead has been a columnist with the Irish Independent for 7 years. She is also the books ambassador for Eason’s Must Reads book club. Sinead sat on the board of the Arts Council. She is a passionate advocate for fellow writers and the books industry in Ireland.

Victoria White is a native Dubliner and a graduate, with an M. Litt in English Literature, of Trinity College, Dublin.  Following a period teaching English at the University of Pavia, Italy and elsewhere, she has worked in Dublin as a writer and journalist, working first as a theatre critic and guest editor of Theatre Ireland magazine and as a features writer and subsequently as Arts Editor of The Irish Times. She has published short stories, a polemic on motherhood in Ireland (Mother Ireland, 2010) and worked most recently as an opinion columnist for the Irish Examiner and The Herald which garnered her a nomination as Popular Columnist of the Year.

Victoria White

Victoria White

Victoria White is a native Dubliner and a graduate, with an M. Litt in English Literature, of Trinity College, Dublin.  Following a period teaching English at the University of Pavia, Italy and elsewhere, she has worked in Dublin as a writer and journalist, working first as a theatre critic and guest editor of Theatre Ireland magazine and as a features writer and subsequently as Arts Editor of The Irish Times. She has published short stories, a polemic on motherhood in Ireland (Mother Ireland, 2010) and worked most recently as an opinion columnist for the Irish Examiner and The Herald which garnered her a nomination as Popular Columnist of the Year.

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Aarhus BibliotekerneAuckland LibrariesBelgrade City LibraryBiblioteca Daniel Cosío VillegasBiblioteca Demonstrativa Maria da Conceição Moreira SallesBiblioteca EPMBiblioteca Luis Ángel ArangoBiblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto / Porto Municipal LibrariesBiblioteca Vila de GràciaBibliotheca AlexandrinaBibliotheken der Stadt MainzBibliothèque de QuébecBibliothèque Municipale de ReimsBibliothèque publique d’informationBibliothèques Municipales GenèveCape Breton Regional LibraryCarnegie Library of PittsburghChicago Public LibraryChristchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o ŌtautahiCleveland Public LibraryColombo Public LibraryCork City LibrariesDC Public LibraryDunedin Public LibrariesFerguson LibraryFingal Libraries, IrelandFree Library of PhiladelphiaGalway Public LibrariesGradska knjižnice Rijeka (Rijeka City Library)Hartford Public LibraryHelsinki City LibraryIndia International Centre LibraryJamaica Library ServiceJinling LibraryKansas City Public LibraryKatona József Library of Bács-Kiskun CountyKoninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands National Library)Leipziger Städtische BibliothekenLibraries TasmaniaLibrary of the Department of Greek Philology from the Democritus University of ThraceLimerick City & County LibrariesLiverpool City LibrariesLos Angeles Public LibraryMariborska knjižnica (Maribor Library)Mestna knjižnica Ljubljana/Ljubljana City LibraryMilwaukee Public LibraryMultnomah County LibraryMunicipal Library of PragueNational Library of LiechtensteinNational Library of NigeriaNew Hampshire State LibraryNorfolk Library and Information ServiceOklahoma Department of LibrariesOpenbare Bibliotheek Brugge (Bruges Public Library)Openbare Bibliotheek GentOslo Public Library (Deichman)Ottawa Public LibraryRedbridge LibrariesRede de Bibliotecas de LisboaRéseau des bibliothèques de ColmarReykjavík City LibraryRichland LibraryRichmond Public LibraryRudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign LiteratureSaint John Free Public LibrarySan Diego Public LibrarySlemani (سلێمانی / السليمانية) Public LibrarySølvberget Library & Culture CentreStadtbücherei Frankfurt am MainStadtbüchereien DüsseldorfState Library of New South WalesState Library of QueenslandState Library of South AustraliaTampere City LibraryTartu Public Library/Tartu LinnaraamatukoguThe State Library of VictoriaUniversitätsbibliothek BernVancouver Public LibraryVeria Central Public LibraryWaterford City and County LibrariesWellington Public LibraryWinnipeg Public LibraryZentralbibliothek Zürich

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