The International DUBLIN Literary Award

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

Every year we nominate three books for the International DUBLIN Literary Award.

The International DUBLIN Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind. It is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The Award is sponsored by Dublin City Council, the municipal government of Dublin, and administered by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Award aims to promote excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world. The International DUBLIN Literary Award is worth €100,000 to the winner. If the book has been translated the author receives €75,000 and the translator received €25,000. The award was launched on 7 April 1995.

See more literary prize winners.

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  • CoverSolar Bones Mike McCormack (Irish) Published by Tramp Press. Winner
  • Baba Dunja’s Last Love Alina Bronsky (Ukrainian/German) Translated from the German by Tim Mohr. Published by Europa Editions.
  • The Transmigration of Bodies Yuri Herrera (Mexican) Translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman. Published by And Other Stories.
  • The Unseen Roy Jacobsen (Norwegian) Translated from Norwegian by Don Bartlett & Don Shaw. Published by MacLehose Press.
  • Human Acts Han Kang (South Korean) Translated from Korean by Deborah Smith. Published by Portobello Books and Random House, USA.
  • The Lesser Bohemians Eimear McBride (Irish) Published by Faber & Faber.
  • Distant Light Antonio Moresco (Italian) Translated from Italian by Richard Dixon. Published by Archipelago Books.
  • Ladivine Marie Ndiaye (French) Translated from French by Jordan Stump. Published by MacLehose Press.
  • The Woman Next Door Yewande Omotoso (South African/Nigerian/Barbadian) Published by Chatto & Windus.
  • My Name is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout (American) Published by Penguin, UK

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