Lit Review | 117 | International Dublin Literary Award 2018


International Dublin Literary Award 2018

7 Irish novels are among 150 titles that have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100K International DUBLIN Literary Award 2018 (formerly known as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. The Irish titles nominated for 2018 are: Days Without End by Sebastian Barry, The Wonder by Emma Donoghue, The Years That Followed by Catherine Dunne, The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear MacBride, Solar Bones by Mike McCormack, Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent and All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan. A shortlist of 10 books will be published in April and the winning novel will be announced on June 13th, 2018.

Dublin Fringe Festival – Programme Manager Position

Dublin Fringe Festival is looking to hire a Programme Manager to oversee and manage  Ireland’s largest multi-disciplinary arts festival’s programme and their year-round operations of Fringe Lab. Application deadline is November 27th at 5pm.

Dublin City Writers in Residence

Dublin City Council last week announced that writers Declan Burke and Elizabeth Reapy have been appointed as Dublin City Writers in Residence. The residency runs for the period October 2017 to September 2018 and will be managed by Dublin City Public Libraries through the Director of Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, and will be supported by The Irish Writers’ Centre.


The Broken Spiral Launch

The Broken Spiral – an anthology of Irish short stories in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is launching on Wednesday the 15th November at 6:30pm in the Irish Writers Centre. The anthology features writing by Mia Gallagher, Pat McCabe, Colin Barrett, Louise O’Neill and many more.



The Sunday Business Post / Penguin Ireland Short Story Award 2017

Entry to The Sunday Business Post Magazine/ Penguin Ireland Short Story Award is now open. The award, now in a third year, provides a unique platform for an unpublished work to reach a significant audience. The winning entry, plus two runners-up, will be announced at a ceremony in March 2018, with a €2,000 prize for the overall award; €500 for first runner-up, and €250 for the second runner-up. Each awarded story will be published in The Sunday Business Post Magazine in 2018.

North West Words Launch Two 2017 Poetry Competitions

North West Words has launched two 2017 English and Irish language adult poetry competitions sponsored by Donegal Creameries/Aurivo and Ealaín na Gaeltachta. The 2017 English poetry competition is now in its sixth year and is open to original and previously unpublished poems in English. The prize is €250 and a perpetual cup also donated by Aurivo. The competition fee of €5 per entry (for up to three poems) goes towards the administrative costs of the competition. Deadlines for entry are 3oth November 2017 for poems in English, and 31st December 2017 for poems in Irish.

International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

Writers from around the world are invited to submit scripts for the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018. The global competition hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with co-producers The Open University, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the globe by the BBC World Service’s millions of listeners. Whether you’re an established or a completely new writer, the International Radio Playwriting Competition welcomes scripts from anyone outside of the UK. The radio dramas can be on any subject you like, as long as they are 53 minutes long. Visit the BBC website to find out more about how to apply. The deadline to apply is 31 January 2018.

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