The 2017 International Dublin Literary award longlist


The longlist for the International DUBLIN Literary Award 2017 has been announced and we are thrilled that Charlotte Wood's The Natural Way of Things has been nominated!

Voted for by Librarians, the DUBLIN is a unique international award - not to mention the world's most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. It is great to see that both the National Library of Australia and The State Library of NSW nominated The Natural Way of Things.

A great selection of titles from our international cousins also made the longlist - congratulations to them! This includes Patrick deWitt's Undermajordomo Minor which was nominated by the State Library of South Australia. Last year's winner was from our friends at Faber, with Akhil Sharma's Family Life taking the award.

The International DUBLIN Literary Award (formerly known as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) is managed by Dublin City Council’s library service. Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian, announced that the 147 books eligible for the 2017 award were nominated by libraries in 109 cities and 40 countries worldwide; noting that 43 are titles in translation, spanning 19 languages and 30 are first novels, while 16 novels are from Australia and New Zealand.

View the full list of longlisted titles, and see our longlisted titles below.

Undermajordomo Minor

by Patrick deWitt

The raucous, poignant and spectacularly enjoyable novel by the author of Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Sisters Brothers .

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by Kevin Barry

One of the most talked-about novels of 2015. Winner of the Goldsmiths prize and shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year.

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The Buried Giant

by Kazuo Ishiguro

There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay . . .

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The Festival of Insignificance

by Milan Kundera

The first new novel from International literary heavyweight, Milan Kundera, in over 12 years - now in B format.

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The Discreet Hero

by Mario Vargas Llosa

A novel about love and betrayal, a younger generation that can no longer tell the difference between reality and desire, and the destructive effects of media fantasies.

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The Illuminations

by Andrew O'Hagan

Andrew O'Hagan's fifth novel is a beautiful, deeply charged story about love and memory, about modern war and the complications of fact.

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Fifteen Dogs

by Andre Alexis

A pack of dogs are granted the power of human thought - but what will it do to them? A surprising and insightful look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

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The Story of My Teeth

by Valeria Luiselli, translated by Christina MacSweeney

Join Gustavo 'Highway' Sanchez - a man with a mouth full of bad teeth and a life full of stories - on his quest for a perfect set of pearly whites.

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The Little Red Chairs

by Edna O'Brien

Ten years on from her last novel, Edna O'Brien reminds us why she is hailed as one of the great Irish writers of this and any generation.

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Under the Udala Trees

by Chinelo Okparanta

A triumphant love story that follows the life of one woman from the chaos of Nigeria's 1968 civil war through forbidden first love, loss, marriage and motherhood.

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When the Doves Disappeared

by Sofi Oksanen

From the internationally acclaimed author of Purge comes a chillingly suspenseful, deftly woven novel that opens up a little-known yet still controversial chapter of history: the occupation, resistance, and collaboration in Estonia during and after World War II.

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The Winter War

by Philip Teir, translated by Tiina Nunnally

The debut from Finland's answer to Jonathan Franzen - a funny, razor-sharp and truthful family drama that unravels the fantasy we have of a perfect Scandinavian society.

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