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International Dublin Literary Award 2016 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award has been announced. The 10 shortlisted titles are:

  • Outlaws (Javier Cercas, trans by Anne McLean, Bloomsbury)
  • Academy Street (Mary Costello, Text)
  • Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? (Dave Eggers, Penguin)
  • The End of Days (Jenny Erpenbeck, trans by Susan Bernofsky, Portobello Books)
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James, Oneworld)
  • Diary of the Fall (Michel Laub, trans by Margaret Jull Costa, Vintage)
  • Our Lady of the Nile (Scholastique Mukasonga, trans by Melanie Mauthner, Archipelago Books)
  • Dept. of Speculation (Jenny Offill, Granta)
  • Lila (Marilynne Robinson, Virago)
  • Family Life (Akhil Sharma, Faber).

The award, worth €100,000 (A$148,046), is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. Libraries from 118 cities around the world nominated 160 books for this year’s longlist, including 10 books by Australian authors and three by New Zealand authors. The winner will be announced on 9 June 2016. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, funding for the entirety of the prize fell to the Dublin city council for the first time this year. It was previously backed by a trust fund provided by the now defunct productivity company IMPAC. For more information about the award, visit the website here.


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