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> International Impac Dublin Literary Award

The largest and most international prize of its kind, the International Dublin Literary Award, is presented to a novel of high literary merit written in, or translated into, English and published within a specified period of time. The New Hampshire State Library has been a nominating library since 1999. The award is sponsored by the Dublin (Ireland) City Council.

The NH Dublin Award committee has announced its nominees for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award. These are fictional works of high literary merit published in English during 2018. After reading and discussing many excellent books, the committee selected these titles for nomination:

  • Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
  • Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
  • There There by Tommy Orange

The New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC) contains information on which NH libraries currently have titles in their collections nominated by the NH Dublin Committee since 1999 and recent winners of the Dublin Award.

The New Hampshire Dublin Award Committee is currently reviewing fictional works for the 2019 award. This award is for books first published in English during 2017. Also included are books first published in another language between 2012 and 2017 with the English translation first published in 2017. If you would like to make a suggestion, or become a member of the committee, please send an email to the Chair of the NH Dublin Committee. If you are suggesting a book please include the title, author and a brief statement about why you feel the book merits consideration.


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