22 – 28 October


2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award Shortlist Podcast

The opening event of this year's International Literature Festival Dublin will be the winner announcement of the 2020 International DUBLIN Literary Award.

The online award ceremony takes place during the festival for the first time, as part of an exciting new partnership. Be sure to book your free ticket here.

In the lead up to the winner announcment, we're delighted to share a special podcast series, hosted by Irish writers Jessica Traynor and Caelainn Hogan. Over the course of ten episodes, they'll discuss each of the shortlisted books and speak exclusively to the authors and translators in contention for the award.

The first episode will be available to stream from Thu 8th of October, with new episodes shared each weekday in the lead up to the winner announcement.

The shortlisted titles are: 

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (British). Published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd.

Milkman by Anna Burns (Irish). Published by Faber & Faber and Graywolf Press.

Disoriental by Négar Djavadi (Iranian-French). Translated from the French by Tina Kover. Published by Europa Editions. 

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (Canadian). Published by Serpents Tail Ltd., HarperCollins Canada and Alfred A. Knopf.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (American). Published by Algonquin Books.

History of Violence by Édouard Louis (French). Translated from the French by Lorin Stein. Published by Harvill Secker.

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez (American). Published by Virago Press Ltd.

There There by Tommy Orange (Native American). Published by Harvill Secker, Alfred A. Knopf and McClelland & Stewart Inc.

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy (Indian). Published by MacLehose Press and Atria Books.

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk (Polish). Translated by from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Published by Fitzcarraldo Editions.

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