Dublin City Council announced the (very, very long) long list for the Dublin Literary Award 2022, with 79 books in the running for the prize for a novel written in or translated into English.
Among the US nominees for the award are Patricia Lockwood for: No one is talking about this, previously a Booker Prize finalist; Kelli Jo Ford for Crooked Hallelujah† Matthew Sales for Disappear Doppelganger Disappear; Aaron Gwyn for All children of God† and Marilynne Robinson for Jack†
Akwaeke Emezi made the longlist for The Death of Vivek Oji† just like Zakiya Dalila Harris before The other black girl† Yaa Gyasi for Transcendental Kingdom† Rachel Cusk for Second place† Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir for miss Iceland; Kazuo Ishiguro for Clara and the sun† and David Diop for At night all the blood is blacktranslated by Anna Moschovakis.
Four novels from Ireland, the homeland of the prize, made the longlist: Here is the beehive by Sarah Crossan, The art of falling by Danielle McLaughlin, Acts of despair by Megan Nolan, and strange flowers by Donal Ryan.
The Dublin Literary Award was first awarded in 1996. Past winners have included Nicola Barker for Wide openEdward P. Jones for The Known Worldand Anna Burns for Milkman† The winner of the prize will take home a cash prize of $112,000; if a translated book prevails, the author wins $84,000 and the translator receives $28,000.
The longlisted books have been nominated by 94 libraries around the world. A shortlist for the award will be announced on March 22, and the winner will be announced on May 19 by the Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.