*Shortlist only.

The International Dublin Literary Award, sponsored by Dublin City Council and administered by Dublin City Libraries, is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The Award promotes excellence in world literature and is unique in that libraries in major cities around the world submit the nominations (up to three novels each year per library). Over 400 library systems in 177 countries worldwide are invited to nominate books each year. Dublin City Libraries actively seek out and encourage nominations from countries who have not previously nominated books for the award; libraries interested in participating should contact the organizers for details. (Spread the word, folks! This is how we end up reading cool books in translation.)

Read more about the International Dublin Literary Award at this link: https://dublinliteraryaward.ie/


Solar Bones By Mike McCormack Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616959531
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Published: Soho Press - August 7th, 2018

Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize
Winner of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year 
An Irish Times Book Club Choice

Baba Dunja's Last Love By Alina Bronsky, Tim Mohr (Translated by) Cover Image
By Alina Bronsky, Tim Mohr (Translated by)
Unavailable To Order
ISBN: 9781609453336
Published: Europa Editions - June 7th, 2016

Government warnings about radiation levels in her hometown (a stone’s throw from Chernobyl) be damned! Baba Dunja is going home. And she’s taking a motley bunch of her former neighbors with her. With strangely misshapen forest fruits to spare and the town largely to themselves, they have pretty much everything they need and they plan to start anew.

Distant Light By Antonio Moresco, Richard Dixon (Translated by) Cover Image
By Antonio Moresco, Richard Dixon (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780914671428
Published: Archipelago - March 15th, 2016

A man lives in total solitude in an abandoned mountain village. But each night, at the same hour, a mysterious distant light appears on the far side of the valley and disturbs his isolation. What is it? Someone in another deserted village? A forgotten street lamp? An alien being? Finally the man is driven to discover its source.

Human Acts: A Novel By Han Kang Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101906743
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Published: Hogarth - October 17th, 2017

From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a “rare and astonishing” (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice.

“Compulsively readable, universally relevant, and deeply resonant . . . in equal parts beautiful and urgent.”—The New York Times Book Review

Ladivine: A novel By Marie NDiaye Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385351881
Published: Knopf - April 26th, 2016

From the hugely acclaimed author of Three Strong Women—“a masterpiece of narrative ingenuity and emotional extremes” (The New York Times)—here is a harrowing and subtly crafted novel of a woman captive to a secret shame.

My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812979527
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 11th, 2016

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the tender relationship between mother and daughter in this extraordinary novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys.

The Lesser Bohemians: A Novel By Eimear McBride Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101903506
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Published: Hogarth - August 15th, 2017

A breathtaking award-winning novel about an extraordinary, all-consuming love affair

The Transmigration of Bodies By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator) Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
ISBN: 9781908276728
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Published: And Other Stories - July 5th, 2016

A plague has brought death to the city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant streets warn him to stay indoors, but The Redeemer ventures out into the city's underbelly to arrange for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage.

The Unseen By Roy Jacobsen, Don Shaw (Translator), Don Bartlett (Translator) Cover Image
By Roy Jacobsen, Don Shaw (Translator), Don Bartlett (Translator)
ISBN: 9781771963190
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Published: Biblioasis - April 21st, 2020

Shortlisted for the 2017 International Man Booker Prize - Shortlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award​ - "Even by his high standards, his magnificent new novel The Unseen is Jacobsen's finest to date, as blunt as it is subtle and is easily among the best books I have ever read."―Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

The Woman Next Door: A Novel By Yewande Omotoso Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250124579
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Published: Picador - February 7th, 2017

The U.S. debut of award-winning writer Yewande Omotoso, in which an unexpected friendship blossoms in contemporary Cape Town—and in a community where loving thy neighbor is easier said than done.