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These are the 10 books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

Eight different countries, including Ireland, are represented.
Apr 12th 2016, 6:02 AM 11,893 11

THE NOMINEES HAVE been released for an Irish literary award that is the most valuable annual prize for works of fiction published in English.

The International Dublin Literary Award is worth €100,000 to the winner and sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed by Dublin City Libraries.

Chosen by an international panel of judges, 10 titles have been shortlisted for the 2016 prize. One of them, Academy Street by Mary Costello, is by an Irish author.

Four of the novels are translations from Brazil, France, Germany and Spain with English-language novels from India, Jamaica and the USA also up for the prize.

The full list is as follows:

Outlaws by Javier Cercas (Spain)

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Academy Street by Mary Costello (Ireland)  

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Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers  (United States)

PastedImage-87179 Source: Amazon

The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany)

images Source: Google Books

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Jamaica) 

A_Brief_History_of_Seven_Killings,_Cover Source: Wikimedia

Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub (Brazil) 

diary Source: Amazon

Our Lady of the Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga (Rwanda)

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Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (United States)

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Lila by Marilynne Robinson (United States)

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Family Life by Akhil Sharma (India-United States)

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