Shortlist for Dalkey Literary Awards 2022 announced
€30,000 prize fund for Irish writers to be awarded at the Dalkey Book Festival in June.
The shortlist for this year’s Dalkey
Literary Awards presented by Zurich has been announced by the Dalkey Book
Festival, in conjunction with Zurich Insurance.
The winners of the 2022 ‘Novel of the Year’ and ‘Emerging Writer’ Awards,
which boast prize funds of €20,000 and €10,000 respectively, will be announced
as part of the hugely popular Dalkey Book Festival which will return - from 18th to 20th June.
The 10 shortlisted authors include five established Irish
literary favourites in the ‘Novel of the Year’ category and five up-and-coming
writers across a range of genres who have been nominated for the ‘Emerging
The shortlisted titles in the 2022 Dalkey Literary Awards
Novel of the Year: April in Spain by John
Banville, Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney, Nora by
Nuala O’Connor, Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, White City
by Kevin Power.
The Judging panel for Novel of the Year is: Elaine Feeney,
Frederick Studemann and Willie White.
Emerging Writer: A Crooked Tree by Una
Mannion, Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding, Eat Or We Both Starve
by Victoria Kennefick, The End of the World is a Cul de Sac by Louise
Kennedy, Unsettled by Rosaleen McDonagh.
The Judging panel for Emerging Writer is: Martina Devlin,
Madeleine Keane and Hugh Linehan.
Speaking about the Dalkey Literary Awards shortlist
announcement, Neil Freshwater, CEO Zurich Insurance plc said: “The addition of
the Dalkey Literary Awards to the Festival and celebrating the literary talent
of the Irish people, is something we are very proud to support. We look forward
to June this year when we will be able to applaud the winners in person in
Dalkey. Congratulations to the shortlisted authors and our thanks to the
Nominating Panel and Judges.”
Tickets for this year’s festival are available via www.dalkeybookfestival.org.
To find out more about the Dalkey Literary Awards, visit the awards website.
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