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Chidgey shortlisted for Dublin Literary Award

Aotearoa New Zealand writer Catherine Chidgey has been shortlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award, worth €100,000 (A$147,400), for her novel Remote Sympathy.

First published by Te Herenga Waka University Press in October 2020 and published in the UK and Australia by Europa Editions, Chidgey’s novel has also been longlisted for the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction and shortlisted for this year’s Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction.

The full shortlist for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award is:

  • Remote Sympathy (Catherine Chidgey, Te Herenga Waka University Press/Europa Editions)
  • At Night All Blood is Black (David Diop, trans by Anna Moschovakis, Pushkin)
  • The Death of Vivek Oji (Akwaeke Emezi, Faber)
  • The Art of Falling (Danielle McLaughlin, John Murray)
  • Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies (Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, House of Anansi)
  • The Art of Losing (Alice Zeniter, trans by Frank Wynne, Picador).

The shortlist was chosen from a longlist of 79, including several other novels by ANZ authors, by an international panel of judges who will also select the winner.

The Dublin Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English, nominated by library systems in major cities around the world. First established in 1994, the award is now wholly funded by Dublin City Council.

Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli won the 2021 Dublin Literary Award for her novel Lost Children Archive (Fourth Estate). The winner of this year’s award will be announced on 19 May. For more information about this year’s shortlist, see the prize website.


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