The Dalkey Novel of the Year Award presented by Zurich will showcase the talent and calibre of Irish novelists and honour an outstanding writer for their achievements. Click here to see this years shortlisted books.

Dalkey Book Festival and Zurich are delighted to present the Dalkey Literary Awards to mark the second decade of the Dalkey Book Festival. The Dalkey Literary Awards are an annual awards with two categories: Novel of the Year and Emerging Writer. The aim of the awards is to support writers, to encourage great writing and reward excellence.

The winner of the Novel of the Year will receive €20,000. The Dalkey Book Festival is unfortunately not taking place this year, but the winner of the Novel of the Year category will be announced on 20th June when the festival was due to take place.

In the Novel of the Year category, the award is for writers resident in or born in Ireland and published in Ireland or the UK in 2019. Authors need not be of Irish nationality, but if not, then they must have been resident in Ireland for at least six months in each of the previous three years.

Further information on the awards criteria is available here.