Running since 1996, this prestigious International literary award has been celebrating excellence in World Literature for twenty-nine years.
The longlist for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award has been revealed! Running since 1996, this prestigious International literary award has been celebrating excellence in World Literature for twenty-nine years. It is a major feat that the world’s most valuable prize for a single piece of fiction written in English, with a grand prize of €100,000 originated in Dublin and is sponsored by Dublin City Council.
Among the 70 books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries across the world, spanning Africa, Europe, Asia, the US, Canada, South America, Australia, and New Zealand are four Irish contenders: “Old God’s Time” by Sebastian Barry, “My Father’s House” by Joseph O’Connor, “Soldier, Sailor” by Claire Kilroy and “Haven” by Emma Donoghue.
Amongst the judges who will select the shortlist on March 26th is UCD’s associate dean of Arts & Humanities Professor Lucy Collins. Speaking at the launch of the longlist, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Patron of the Award, said “This year’s longlist is an eclectic mix of world literature taking the reader on a journey through different cultures and traditions and highlights the importance of our shared literary imagination and the power of the written word.”