Ahead of next week's announcement of the winner of the 2022 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction, enjoy an ensemble of talented performers reading the first page of each of the 6 shortlisted titles - watch below.

Featured readers include Seána Kerslake, Johnny Ward, Emmanuel Okoye & Cathy Belton.

The 27th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced by its Patron, Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland on Monday 23rd May, as a central part of the opening programme of this year's International Literature Festival Dublin.

Watch: Remote Sympathy by Catherine Chidgey, performed by Seána Kerslake

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Watch: At Night all Blood is Black by David Diop and translated by Anna Moschovakis, performed by Johnny Ward

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Watch: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi, performed by Seána Kerslake

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Watch: The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter translated by Frank Wynne, performed by Emmanuel Okoje

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Watch: Noopiming by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, performed by Cathy Belton

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Watch: The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin, performed by Seána Kerslake

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