Awards: Dublin Literary, Ben Franklin, Sheik Zayed Book Finalists

A shortlist has been released for the €100,000 (about $117,965) Dublin Literary Award, sponsored by Dublin City Council to honor a single work of fiction published in English. The shortlist features novels from Ireland, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., nominated by librarians worldwide. The winner will be named May 20, as part of the opening day program of International Literature Festival Dublin. This year's shortlisted titles are: 

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo 
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli 
Apeirogon by Colum McCann 
Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor, translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong 
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 


Finalists in 55 categories of the 33rd annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association, have been announced. Winners will be named during a set of four online ceremonies the evenings of May 11-14. To see the finalists, click here.


The shortlists in nine categories for the 2021 Sheik Zayed Book Awards have been announced and can be seen here. The winners will be announced in April and a ceremony will be held on May 23.

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