1st August 2017
International Dublin Literary Award 2017
30th November 2016
We are thrilled to have three books nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017 – When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen (Atlantic), Prophets of the Eternal Fjord by Kim Leine (Atlantic) and The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin).
This annual award is presented to a novel which, in the opinion of the judges, makes a lasting contribution to excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by libraries in major cities world-wide, and this year include 43 novels in translation with works by 42 American, 23 British, 15 Canadian, 10 Australian, 6 New Zealander and 4 Dutch authors. The award has been in existence since 1996.
When the Doves Disappeared is Sofi Oksanen’s latest novel about Communist-ruled, war-ravaged Estonia. The Finnish-Estonian author of Purge, Sofi Oksanen is an internationally bestseller who has been garlanded with literary prizes. Another prizewinner from another part of the globe, Charlotte Wood, has written ‘the masterpiece of feminist horror‘ The Natural Way of Things, which won almost every prize going in Australia and has just been picked by Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train, as one of her Books of the Year. And from Denmark comes the eerie, exhilarating, Nordic Council Literature prizewinning Prophets of the Eternal Fjord . Three exceptional novels that we are extremely proud to publish, and for which we hold high hopes of being selected for the shortlist.