Four Irish novels are among the 49 books nominated by libraries around the world for the 2021 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English.

Now in its 26th year, the award, which is sponsored by Dublin City Council, is worth €100,000 to the winner - view the full longlist here

The Irish titles nominated for the 2021 award are: 

When All is Said by Anne Griffin (Hodder and Stoughton), nominated by Lódz Public Library, Poland 

Apeirogon by Colum McCann (Bloomsbury), nominated by South Dublin Libraries, Ireland 

Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor (Harvill Secker), nominated by Municipal Library of Genève, Switzerland 

The Trumpet Shall Sound by Eibhear Walshe (Sommerville Press) nominated by Cork City Libraries, Ireland 

Irish author Anna Burns won the 2020 prize for her novel Milkman; previous winners include Orhan Pamuk, Colm Toibin, Akhil Sharma, Kevin Barry and  Emily Ruskovich.

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This year's nominations include 18 novels in translation, with works nominated by libraries from 30 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia, the US & Canada, South America and Australia & New Zealand - if the winning book has been translated, the author receives €75,000 and the translator receives €25,000.

The Dublin Literary Award shortlist will be announced on 25th March 2021, and the winner will be announced by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu, on 20th May 2021, as part of the opening day programme of International Literature Festival Dublin - find out more here.