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International Dublin Literary Award 2016

Dublin Literary Award

Formerly known as the IMPAC Prize, this unique literary award considers publications of ‘high literary merit’ from all around the world, both in original English and in translation. Given the scale of this prestigious prize, we are delighted to see Irish author Mary Costello included on this year’s shortlist.  


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Academy Street

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Tess Lohan appears to be a quiet child. But within lies a heart of fire. A fire that will propel her from her native Ireland into the hurly-burly of 1960s New York. In this city she will face the twists of a life graced with great beauty, but forever floating close to hazard.

A Brief History of Seven Killings

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MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER 2015 DUBLIN LITERARY PRIZE SHORTLIST 2016 Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.

Dept. of Speculation

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A DUBRAY BOOKS RECOMMENDED READ The second novel from an LA Times First Fiction Prize finalist, Dept. of Speculation is an annihilating, electrifying account of marriage and motherhood, love and madness

diary of the fall EILEEN BATTERSBYS BOOKS14

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A schoolboy prank goes horribly wrong, and a thirteen-year-old boy is left injured. Years later, one of the classmates relives the episode as he tries to come to terms with his demons.

Family Life

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For eight-year-old Ajay Mishra and his older brother Birju, family life in Delhi in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing day-long games of cricket in the street. Everything changes when their father finds a job in America.


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Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in one of the most acclaimed novels of 2014