International Impac Dublin Literary Award

The New Hampshire State Library has been a nominating library for the Dublin Literary Award since 1999.

The largest and most international prize of its kind, the International Dublin Literary Award, is presented to a novel of high literary merit written in, or translated into, English and published within a specified period of time. The New Hampshire State Library has been a nominating library since 1999. The award is sponsored by the Dublin (Ireland) City Council.

The NH Dublin Award committee has announced its nominee for the 2021 International Dublin Literary Award. These are fictional works of high literary merit published in English during 2019. After reading and discussing many excellent books, the committee selected Nickle Boys by Colson Whitehead for nomination. In previous years up to 3 nominees were made by each library. Beginning this year, in a last-minute change driven by the general upheaval of 2020, only a single title could be nominated. The publication dates allowed for nomination were also a bit different this year.

The New Hampshire Dublin Award Committee is currently reviewing fictional works for the 2024 award. This award is for books first published in English during between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. If it was a translation the original publication had to be since January 1, 2014. If you would like to make a suggestion, or become a member of the committee, please send an email to the Chair of the NH Dublin Committee. If you are suggesting a book please include the title, author and a brief statement about why you feel the book merits consideration.