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Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual fiction prize

TEN IRISH NOVELS are among 141 works of fiction to feature on the longlist for the €100,000 Dublin Literary Award.

The nominations for the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for English fiction were announced by Dublin City Council this morning, and include 141 works by authors from 41 different countries.

The books eligible for the 2019 award were nominated by libraries in 115 cities and 41 countries worldwide.

The Irish titles nominated for the award are:

  • Mrs Osmond by John Banville
  • A Line Made by Walking  by Sara Baume
  • The Heart’s Invisible Furies  by John Boyne
  • Acts of Allegiance  by Peter Cunningham
  • Smile  by Roddy Doyle
  • The Blood Miracles  by Lisa McInerney
  • Midwinter Break  by Bernard MacLaverty
  • Ithaca by Alan McMonagle
  • The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan
  • Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney

Other novels nominated for the award include 2017 Costa Novel Award winner Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, In the Distance by Hernan Díaz, and The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser.