Thursday 26 May 2016

International Dublin Literary Award 2016 - Shortlisted Titles

Public libraries around the world nominate titles for the International Dublin Literary Award (formerly known as the Impac award), which typically results in an eclectic shortlist of prizewinners and less well-known titles - and 2016 is no exception. Four novels in translation have made the shortlist: Outlaws by Spanish author Javier Cercas; The End of Days by German author Jenny Erpenbeck; Diary of the Fall by Brazilian author Michel Laub; and Our Lady of the Nile by Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga. There are two debut novels on the list and one each by Man Booker winner Marlon James and Pulitzer prize winner Marilynne Robinson. Irish novelist Mary Costello’s Academy Street is also on the shortlist.

At €100,000 the prize is the world’s most lucrative for a single novel published in English and is open to novelists of any nationality. The winner of the 2016 award will be announced on June 9th.

The novels shortlisted for the 2016 International Award are:

Outlaws by Javier Cercas
Academy Street by Mary Costello
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers
The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub
Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga
Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Family Life by Akhil Sharma

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