2022 Dublin Literary Award

2022 Dublin Literary Award

Seventy-nine books have been nominated by libraries around the world for the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award, which is sponsored by Dublin City Council. Now in its 27th year, this award is the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, worth €100,000 to the winner.

Nominations include 30 novels in translation, spanning 19 languages, with works nominated by 94 libraries from 40 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia, the US & Canada, South America and Australia & New Zealand. Sixteen are debut novels. If the winning book has been translated, the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000.

The shortlist will be unveiled on 22nd March and the winner will be announced by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, on 19th May 2022, as part of the opening day of International Literature Festival Dublin, which is also funded by Dublin City Council.

Five of the books have been reviewed in these pages.  The books are – Jack; Klara and the Sun; Second Place; The Prophets; and The Survivors.  To read the review, click on the title.

To see the full longlist and to read more about the Literary Award, click here.

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