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Thursday, November 24, 2016

2017 International Dublin Literary Award Longlist

Earlier this week, the International DUBLIN Literary Award announced its 2017 longlist with a total of 147 titles.  The longlist for the €100,000 ($143,300 CAN) prize is curated by librarians from 40 countries around the world.

17 Canadian titles appear on that list, of which I have read 4:
Inside the Black Horse by Ray Berard
If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie
The Birthday Lunch by Joan Clark
The Devil You Know by Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys
Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
A Measure of Light by Beth Powning
The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel
Duke by Sara Tilley
The Orange Grove by Larry Tremblay
The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant
Ledger of the Open Hand by Leslie Vryenhoek

Two Canadians have won the prize in the past. Alistair MacLeod won in 2001 for No Great Mischief and Rawi Hage won in 2008 for De Niro's Game.

Of the non-Canadian nominees, I have read 10:

For the complete list, go to

The shortlist will be released on April 11, 2017, and the winner will be announced on June 21, 2017.