.José Eduardo Agualusa is the winner of the 2017 award!

Watch! Winner acceptance speech

Winner acceptance speech (text)

Judges' citation

2018 longlist announcement 6th November

Shortlist 5th April 2018,  Winner 13th June 2018

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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