Solar Bones by Mike McCormack is the winner of the 2018 award!

Watch Mike McCormack’s acceptance speech

2019 award dates

Longlist - 19th November

Shortlist - 4th April

Winner - 12th June

The Shortlist

About the Award

  • Nomination Process

    Books are nominated  for the Award by invited public libraries in cities throughout the world - making the Award unique in its coverage of international fiction. Titles are nominated on the basis of 'high literary merit' as determined by the nominating library.

  • The Judges

    Each year a panel of distinguished international judges is put in place under a non-voting chair. They have the epic task of considering each book from the longlist and narrowing it down to a shortlist of up to 10 titles. They must then enter deliberations to come up with the final winner by June of each year.

  • The Prize

    The Award is given annually. The prize of €100,000 is awarded to the author of the winning book. However, if the winning book is in English translation, €75,000 is awarded to the author and €25,000 to the translator.

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