Seven Irish authors have made the long-list for the International Dublin Literary Award, a list which features 150 titles.

McCormack is nominated for his novel Solar Bones, Eimear McBride for The Lesser Bohemians and Emma Donoghue for The WonderDays Without End by Sebastian Barry is also on the list, as is Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent, All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan and The Years That Followed by Catherine Dunne.

Valued at €100,000, the International Dublin Literary Award is the world’s most lucrative annual literary prize for a single work of fiction in English.

The longlist for the award is selected from library nominations in 37 countries. The novel which received most nominations this year, Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, was nominated by 15 libraries. 

Donal Ryan 

Sebastian Barry won the Costa Book of the Year for 2016 with Days Without End while Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones was the Irish Book of the Year at the Bord Gáis book awards the same year.

A shortlist of 10 books will be published in April 2018 and the winning novel will be announced on June 13  by a judging panel which includes the renowned Irish poet Vona Groarke. Should the winning novel have been published in a language other than English on its first appearance, the prize will be divided between author - a sum of €75,000 - and the translator who wins €25,000.

Angolan novelist José Eduardo Agualusa won the prize last year for his novel A General Theory of Oblivion, translated from the Portuguese by Daniel Hahn.

2018 Longlist

In order of Title, Translator (where applicable) and Author

  1. The Power - Naomi Alderman
  2. Enchanted Islands - Allison Amend
  3. The Red Bicycle - Dave Anthony
  4. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl - Mona Awad
  5. Britt-Marie Was Here (Translated from the original Swedish by Henning Koch) - Fredrik Backman
  6. The Young Bride (Translated from the original Italian by Ann Goldstein) - Alessandro Baricco
  7. The Noise of Time - Julian Barnes
  8. Days Without End - Sebastian Barry
  9. The Other Einstein - Marie Benedict
  10. The Mothers - Brit Bennett
  11. Seven Days in August (Translated from the original Norwegian by Becky L. Crook) - Brit Bildøen
  12. The Terranauts - T. C. Boyle
  13. The Museum of You - Carys Bray
  14. Baba Dunja’s Last Love (Translated from the original German by Tim Mohr) - Alina Bronsky
  15. All Things Cease to Appear - Elizabeth Brundage
  16. The Muse - Jessie Burton
  17. This Too Shall Pass (Translated from the original Spanish by Valerie Miles) - Milena Busquets
  18. Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid (Translated from the original Italian by Anne Milano Appel) - Giuseppe Catozzella
  19. Moonglow - Michael Chabon
  20. The Wish Child - Catherine Chidgey
  21. The Girls - Emma Cline
  22. Transit - Rachel Cusk
  23. The Extra-Terrestrial Delivery - Sudipta Das
  24. Here Comes the Sun - Nicole Dennis-Benn
  25. The Wonder - Emma Donoghue
  26. The Dark Flood Rises - Margaret Drabble
  27. The Sound - Sarah Drummond
  28. The Years That Followed - Catherine Dunne
  29. Heroes of the Frontier - Dave Eggers
  30. Sudden Death (Translated from the original Spanish by Natasha Wimmer) - Álvaro Enrigue
  31. LaRose - Louise Erdrich
  32. After the Lie - Kerry Fisher
  33. I Am No One - Patrick Flanery
  34. Here I Am Jonathan - Safran Foer
  35. The Island of Books (Translated from the original French by Rhonda Mullins) - Dominique Fortier
  36. Things To Leave Behind - Namita Gokhale
  37. Dear Charlie - N.D. Gomes
  38. The Regional Office is Under Attack! - Manuel Gonzales
  39. What Belongs to You - Garth Greenwell
  40. Waking Lions (Translated from the original Hebrew by Sondra Silverston) - Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
  41. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
  42. This Marlowe - Michelle Butler Hallett
  43. This House is Mine (Translated from the original German by Anne Stokes) - Dörte Hansen
  44. The Dry - Jane Harper
  45. Like the Starlings - Diyar Harraz
  46. Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms - Anita Heiss
  47. Where Love Begins (Translated from the original German by Margot Bettauer) - Dembo Judith Hermann
  48. The Transmigration of Bodies (Translated from the original Spanish by Lisa Dillman ) - Yuri Herrera
  49. War and Turpentine (Translated from the original Dutch by David McKay) - Stefan Hertmans
  50. The Nix - Nathan Hill
  51. Faithful - Alice Hoffman
  52. One Patrick Holland
  53. The Repenters - Kevin Jared Hosein
  54. The Parcel - Anosh Irani
  55. To the Bright Edge of the World - Eowyn Ivey
  56. The Unseen (Translated from the original Norwegian by Don Bartlett & Don Shaw) - Roy Jacobsen
  57. News of the World - Paulette Jiles
  58. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts - Toni Jordan
  59. Dancing in the Rain - Lynn Joseph
  60. Human Acts (Translated from the original Korean by Deborah Smith) - Han Kang
  61. Lilac Girls - Martha Hall Kelly
  62. Dirt Road - James Kelman
  63. The Good People - Hannah Kent
  64. The Other Side of Silence - Philip Kerr
  65. All Day at the Movies - Fiona Kidman
  66. Almost Everything Very Fast (Translated from the original German by Aaron Kerner) - Christopher Kloeble
  67. One of Us is Sleeping (Translated from the original Danish by Martin Aitken) - Josefine Klougart
  68. Dear Mr. M (Translated from the original Dutch by Sam Garrett) - Herman Koch
  69. Two Gentlemen on the Beach (Translated from the original German by Ruth Martin) - Michael Köhlmeier
  70. Mischling - Affinity Konar
  71. None Like Her (Translated from the original Slovene by Olivia Hellewell) - Jela Krečič
  72. The Allegations - Mark Lawson
  73. The Conjoined - Jen Sookfong Lee
  74. The Party Wall (Translated from the original French by Lazer Lederhendler) - Catherine Leroux
  75. Shtum - Jem Lester
  76. Death in Sunset Grove (Translated from the original Finnish by Lola Rogers) - Minna Lindgren
  77. Niagara Motel - Ashley Little
  78. The Shelf Life of Happiness (Translated from the original Portuguese by Hillary Locke) - David Machado
  79. An Isolated Incident - Emily Maguire
  80. The Association of Small Bombs - Karan Mahajan
  81. The River is Indigo - Suleiman Manan
  82. Thus Bad Begins (Translated from the original Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa) - Javier Marías
  83. The Yearning - Mohale Mashigo
  84. Behold the Dreamers - Imbolo Mbue
  85. The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride
  86. Gone to Drift - Diana McCaulay
  87. Solar Bones - Mike McCormack
  88. Nutshell - Ian McEwan
  89. The North Water - Ian McGuire
  90. I Will Send Rain - Rae Meadows
  91. Bricks and Mortar (Translated from the original German by Katy Derbyshire) - Clemens Meyer
  92. Pleasure - Nthikeng Mohlele
  93. Flannery - Lisa Moore
  94. Distant Light (Translated from the original Italian by Richard Dixon) - Antonio Moresco
  95. Ladivine (Translated from the original French by Jordan Stump) - Marie Ndiaye
  96. Billy Bird - Emma Neale
  97. Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain - Barney Norris
  98. Lying in Wait - Liz Nugent
  99. The Woman Next Door - Yewande Omotoso
  100. Judas (Translated from the original Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange) - Amos Oz
  101. Version Control - Dexter Palmer
  102. Anatomy of a Soldier - Harry Parker
  103. Commonwealth - Ann Patchett
  104. The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry
  105. La Superba (Translated from the original Dutch by Michele Hutchison) - Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
  106. Black Deutschland - Darryl Pinckney
  107. The Attempt (Translated from the original Czech by Alex Zucker) - Magdaléna Platzová
  108. Sergio Y (Translated from the original Portuguese by Alex Ladd) - Alexandre Vidal Porto
  109. By Gaslight - Steven Price
  110. Barkskins - Annie Proulx
  111. The Hill (Translated from the original Croatian by Tomislav Kuzmanović) - Ivica Prtenjača
  112. Freya - Anthony Quinn
  113. The Bird Tribunal (Translated from the original Norwegian by Rosie Hedger) - Agnes Ravatn
  114. Today I Learned It Was You - Edward Riche
  115. The Museum of Modern Love - Heather Rose
  116. The Last Half of the Year - Paul Rowe
  117. All We Shall Know - Donal Ryan
  118. Cry, Mother Spain (Translated from the original French by Ben Faccini) - Lydie Salvayre
  119. Panorama  (Translated from the original Slovene by Rawley Grau) - Dušan Šarotar
  120. The Tobacconist (Translated from the original German by Charlotte Collins) - Robert Seethaler
  121. Ma Belle (Translated from the original Serbian by Persida Bošković) - Maja Herman Sekulić
  122. Scythe - Neal Shusterman
  123. Why Did You Lie? (Translated from the original Icelandic by Victoria Cribb) - Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
  124. The Black Widow - Daniel Silva
  125. The Core of the Sun (Translated from the original Finnish by Lola Rogers) - Johanna Sinisalo
  126. Moonstone: the Boy Who Never Was (Translated from the original Icelandic by Sjón) - Victoria Cribb
  127. Vigil - Angela Slatter
  128. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos - Dominic Smith
  129. Swing Time - Zadie Smith
  130. The invisible life of Ivan Isaenko - Scott Stambach
  131. Fish Have No Feet (Translated from the original Icelandic by Philip Roughton) - Jón Kalman Stefánsson
  132. My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout
  133. Mothering Sunday - Graham Swift
  134. All That Man Is - David Szalay
  135. Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien
  136. Estoril (Translated from the original Serbian by Christina Pribichevich Zorić) - Dejan Tiago-Stanković
  137. A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles
  138. The Gustav Sonata - Rose Tremain
  139. Reputations (Translated from the original Spanish by Anne McLeanJuan) -Gabriel Vásquez
  140. The Man I Became (Translated from the original Dutch by David Colmer) - Peter Verhelst
  141. The Latecomer (Translated from the original Dutch by David Colmer) - Dimitri Verhulst
  142. The Break - Katherena Vermette
  143. I’ll Sell You a Dog (Translated from the original Spanish by Rosalind Harvey) - Juan Pablo Villalobos
  144. Living Memories - Joseph Wanshe
  145. Miss Jane - Brad Watson
  146. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
  147. A Beautiful Young Wife (Translated from the original Dutch by Sam Garrett) - Tommy Wieringa
  148. Another Brooklyn - Jacqueline Woodson
  149. The Lost Time Accidents - John Wray
  150. Multiple Choice (Translated from the original Spanish by Megan McDowell) - Alejandro Zambra
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