152 Books and 5 Judges - the 2014 Award gets underwayMargaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian, announced that the 152 books eligible for the 2014 award were nominated by libraries in 110 cities and 39 countries worldwide, noting that ‘41 are titles in translation, spanning 17 languages, and 47 are first novels’. The Award is managed by Dublin City Council’s library service. Read press release...
Jean Patrick Nkuba dreams of becoming the first Rwandan to run in the...
A darkly comic novel of twenty-first-century domestic life and the...
Translated from the original French by Sam Taylor Two men have been...
It is December in Belfast, Christmas is approaching and three sets of...
About the Award
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.
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 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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