Ahead of this year's Dublin Literary Award announcement on May 20th, watch a team of talented actors performing the opening sections of the six shortlisted books below...

Hallie Ridgeway reads Girl Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo

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Maddy Joy reads Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

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Donking Rongavilla reads On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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Kwaku Fortune reads The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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Cathy Belton reads Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor

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Kwaku Fortune reads Apeirogon by Colum McCann

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The 26th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced by its Patron, Lord Mayor Hazel Chu on Thursday 20th May, as part of the opening day programme of International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFDublin). All of the shortlisted books can be borrowed from libraries nationwide.