The International Literary Award from the home of literature, proudly sponsored by Dublin City Council

Celebrating the Shortlist

Video highlights from the Celebration of the Shortlist event which took place in the Mansion House, Dublin – hosted by Sharon Ní Bheoláin with readings by Bryan Murray and Ger Ryan.

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Video – 2017 Longlist Announcement

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 award promotes Dublin internationally as a literary destination, as Juan Pablo Villalobos (2016 judging panel) remarked “Dublin is a very literary city and for me as a Mexican writer I was very, very happy to be invited to be a judge because it’s the city of Samuel Beckett, one of my …

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