Ten novels have now been shortlisted for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award. With the award worth €100,000 (approximately $150,000) to the winner, it’s the worlds most valuable annual literary award for a single work of fiction published in English! The winner will be announced on the 9th June.
2016 Shortlisted Titles:
- Outlaws by Javier Cercas (Spanish). Translated from Spanish by Anne McLean
- Academy Street by Mary Costello (Irish). First Novel
- Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers (American)
- The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck (German). Translated from German by Susan Bernofsky
- A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Jamaican)
- Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub (Brazilian). Translated from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
- Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga (Rwandan) First Novel. Translated from French by Melanie Mauthner
- Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (American)
- Lila by Marilynne Robinson (American)
- Family Life by Akhil Sharma (Indian-American)
The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The award aims to promote excellence in world literature. It is sponsored by Dublin City Council and is managed by Dublin City Public Libraries.
The award is open to novels written in any language and by authors of any nationality. Nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world.
Founded in April 1995, the award is now in its 21st year.
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