The International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The award is an initiative of Dublin City Council, the municipal government of Dublin, which retains full ownership. Now in its 20th year, the award aims to promote excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world. The 2015 Longlist was announced in November 2014. The Shortlist will be announced on 15th April and the Winner on 17th June.            

New!  Fiction Matters  - newsletter of the 2015 award


About the Award

  • Nomination Process

    Books are nominated for the Award by invited public libraries in cities throughout the world - making the Award unique in its coverage of international fiction. Titles are nominated on the basis of 'high literary merit' as determined by the nominating library.

  • The Judges

    Each year a panel of distinguished international judges is put in place under a non-voting chair. They have the epic task of considering each book from the longlist and narrowing it down to a shortlist of up to 10 titles. They must then enter deliberations to come up with the final winner by June of each year.

  • The Prize

    The Award is given annually. The prize of €100,000 is awarded to the author of the winning book. However, if the winning book is in English translation, €75,000 is awarded to the author and €25,000 to the translator.

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