160 titles up for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award

Organised by Dublin City Council, the 2016 Award was launched today [9th November] by Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath Críona Ní Dhálaigh, Patron of the Award, who commented “the Award, now in its 21st year, has made a fantastic contribution to the literary life of Dublin and brings significant benefits to the City.

View the Nominees

Shortlist 12th April, Winner 9th June 2016

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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