Dublin Literary Award - 2023 Longlist

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The Bones of Barry Knight

Musty, Emma

How High We Go in the Dark

Nagamatsu, Sequoia

How High We Go In The Dark

Nagamatsu, Sequoia
This is a story of unshakable hope that crosses literary lines to give us a world rebuilding itself through an endless capacity for love, resilience and reinvention.

Marzahn, Mon Amour

Oskamp, Katja
A woman approaching the 'invisible years' of middle age abandons her failing writing career to retrain as a chiropodist in the suburb of Marzahn, once the GDR's largest prefabricated housing estate, on the outskirts of Berlin.

The Book of Form and Emptiness

Ozeki, Ruth
The Book of Form and Emptiness blends unforgettable characters, riveting plot and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz to climate change to our attachment to material possessions. This is classic Ruth Ozeki - bold, humane and heartbreaking.

The Book of Form and Emptiness

Ozeki, Ruth
A brilliantly inventive novel about loss, growing up and our relationship with things, by the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of A Tale for the Time Being

Love in the Big City

Park, Sang Young

Grand Hotel Europa

Pfeijffer, Ilja Leonard
Grand Hotel Europa is Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer's masterly novel on the old continent, where so much history resides that there is no place left for a future and where the most realistic future perspectives are offered in the form of exploiting the past in the shape of tourism.

Grand Hotel Europa

Pfeijffer, Ilja Leonard

Late Summer: A Novel

Ruffato, Luiz

Love Novel

Sajko, Ivana
Love in late capitalism: Ivana Sajko takes us into a war between kitchen and bedroom. He, an unemployed Dante scholar, is trying to change the world and write a novel. She, a passable actress, has given up her safe job at the theatre to care for their child. He is delirious, she is on edge.

The Masterpiece

Schnabl, Ana
A political thriller set in 1980s Yugoslavia, where masks start to slip and truth and lies become interchangeable.