Bernardine Evaristo, Valeria Luiselli, Colum McCann, Fernanda Melchor, Ocean Vuong and Colson Whitehead are the six authors shortlisted for this year's €100,000 Dublin Literary Award.

The novels from Ireland, Mexico, the US and Britain have been nominated for the award by public libraries across the world.

Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

Published by Penguin UK on May 2, 2019

*** Winner of the Booker Prize in 2019 ***

“A magnificent read from a writer with a gift for humanity.” ―Observer

Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli

Published by HarperCollins UK on Feb 12, 2019

*** Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020 ***

“A mould-breaking new classic … The novel truly becomes novel again in her hands – electric, elastic, alluring, new” ― New York Times


Colum McCann

Published by Random House Trade on Feb 2, 2021

***Winner of the Prix du Meilleur Livres Etrange***

“An empathy engine ... It is, itself, an agent of change” ― New York Times Book Review

Hurricane Season

Fernanda Melchor

Published by New Directions Publishing on Oct 6, 2020

***Winner of the Prix du Meilleur Livres Etrange***

“A brutal portrait of small-town claustrophobia ... Melchor's long, snaking sentences make the book almost literally unputdownable.” ― Anthony Cummins, Observer

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

Published by Random House on Jun 20, 2019

**Sunday Times Bestseller**

“Luminous, shattering, urgent, necessary.” ― Celeste Ng

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

Published by Anchor on Jul 16, 2019

***Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction***

“A commanding triumph” ― Sunday Times

The prize, sponsored by Dublin City Council, is the most valuable annual award for for a single work of fiction published in English, and grants the winner €100,000.

If the book has been translated the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000.

The winner will be announced on the 20th May.