International Dublin Literary Award

International Dublin Literary Award

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The longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award has been announced and it’s a pretty impessive TBR list.

147 titles have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the International DUBLIN Literary Award. Nominations include 43 novels in translation with works by 43 American, 23 British, 14 Canadian, 10 Australian, 7 Irish, 5 New Zealander and 4 Dutch authors.

The 2017 Award was launched on the 21 November 2016 by Lord Mayor, Brendan Carr, Patron of the Award, who praised the International DUBLIN Literary Award for its promotion of excellence in world literature as well as for the opportunity to promote Irish writing internationally. “Like every year”, he said, “readers will find new books and new authors through the Award, and they can pit themselves against the international panel of judges and pick their own favourite novel, before I announce the winner on 21 June next year”.

The International DUBLIN Literary Award (formerly known as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) is managed by Dublin City Council’s library service. The 147 books eligible for the 2017 award were nominated by libraries in 109 cities and 40 countries worldwide, 43 are titles in translation, spanning 19 languages and 30 are first novels.

The Irish books listed are:

  • Asking for It by Louise O’Neill
  • Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor
  • The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
  • The Blue Guitar by John Banville
  • The Green Road by Anne Enright
  • Beatlebone by Kevin Barry
  • Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

Check out the full list here.