Irish author Danielle McLaughlin is one of six authors shortlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award, sponsored by Dublin City Council.

The award which is worth €100,000 is the world's most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English.

If the novel has been translated, then €25,000 of that prize goes to the translator.

Nominations are chosen by libraries and readers around the world.

The 2022 shortlist of six books includes two novels in translation and features authors from France, Ireland, Alderville First Nation; Canada, New Zealand and Nigeria.

The 27th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced by its Patron, Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland on Thursday 19 May, as part of the opening day programme of International Literature Festival Dublin (ILFDublin), which is also sponsored by Dublin City Council.

For those who want to learn more, the Dublin Literary Award has commissioned a podcast taking listeners inside the novels and introducing them to the authors and translators.

The shortlisted titles are:

  1. Remote Sympathy by Catherine Chidgey (New Zealand). Published by Europa Editions. Nominated by Auckland Libraries, New Zealand and Dunedin Public Libraries, New Zealand.
  2. At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop (French). Translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis. Published by Pushkin Press. Nominated by Bibliothèque de Reims, France.
  3. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (Nigerian). Published by Faber & Faber. Nominated by Helsinki City Library, Finland.
  4. The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin (Irish). Published by John Murray. Nominated by Cork City Libraries, Ireland.
  5. Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg). Published by House of Anansi. Nominated by Ottawa Public Library, Canada.
  6. The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter (French). Translated from the French by Frank Wynne. Published by Picador, Pan Macmillan. Nominated by Bibliothèque publique d’information, Paris, France.