Dublin Literary Award - 2023 Longlist

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What Strange Paradise

Akkad, Omar
From the widely acclaimed author of American War, Omar El Akkad, a beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic and profoundly moving novel that brings the global refugee crisis down to the level of a child's eyes.

What Strange Paradise

Akkad, Omar El
For fans of Exit West and The Underground Railroad and from the widely acclaimed author of American War comes a profoundly moving novel examining the global refugee crisis through a child's lens.

Love Marriage: The Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Between the Covers pick

Ali, Monica
The instant Sunday Times bestseller about how we live and love today in the UK - from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Brick Lane

Love Marriage

Ali, Monica
Love Marriage is a story about who we are and how we love in today's Britain - with all the complications and contradictions of life, desire, marriage and family. What starts as a captivating social comedy develops into a heart-breaking and gripping story of two cultures, two families and two people trying to understand one another.

Cold Enough for Snow

Au, Jessica
Winner of the inaugural Novel Prize, an elegant and subtle exploration of the mysteries of our relationships to others.

All's Well (US)

Awad, Mona
From the author of Bunny, which Margaret Atwood hails as 'genius,' comes a 'wild, and exhilarating' (Lauren Groff) novel about a theater professor who is convinced staging Shakespeare's most maligned play will remedy all that ails herbut at what cost?

Sons of the People: The Mamluk Trilogy

Bassiouney, Reem
A monumental family saga that offers a vivid portrait of Egypt's Mamluk period, one that is at both sweeping in scope and intimate in detail. Set in medieval Cairo, the novel centers on three generations of Egyptians, foreign-born Mamluks, and their descendants as their trials and victories mirror those of their turbulent country.


Bulawayo. NoViolet
Glory is an energy burst, an exhilarating ride. A bold, vivid chorus of animal voices calls out the dangerous absurdity of contemporary global politics, and helps us see our human world more clearly.

Case Study

Burnet, Graeme Macrae
From the author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted His Bloody Project, Case Study is a fast-paced, often humorous novel of mind-bending brilliance - a dazzling investigation into sanity, identity and truth itself.

Silent Winds, Dry Seas: A Novel

Busjeet, Vinod

The Forests

Collette, Sandrine
A man's quest to bring new life to a desolate world

The Sentence: Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022

Erdrich, Louise
From Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich comes a richly layered novel that explores identity, exploitation, and how the burdens of history still shape our lives today.