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April AwardsCAT -- International Dublin Literary Award and the Pulitzer Prize

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1luvamystery65
Edited: Mar 15, 10:07pm Top

International Dublin Literary Award





The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The Award is sponsored by Dublin City Council, the municipal government of Dublin, and administered by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Award aims to promote excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world. The award is now in its 23rd year. The Lord Mayor of Dublin is Patron of the Award.

2017 Long List is http://www.dublinliteraryaward.ie/nominees/

The short list will be announced on April, 11th. The winner will be announced in June.

Past winners and nominees can be found http://www.dublinliteraryaward.ie/award-archive/


2luvamystery65
Edited: Mar 15, 4:33pm Top

The Pulitzer Prizes





The Pulitzer Prizes and Fellowships, established in Columbia University by the will of the first Joseph Pulitzer, are awarded by the University on the recommendation of The Pulitzer Prize Board. The Board meets twice annually. There are 21 categories across journalism, books, drama and music. The Prizes are announced during the Spring.

Pulitzer Prizes by category http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-categories

Pulitzer Prizes by year http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year

3luvamystery65
Edited: Mar 15, 4:40pm Top

Some of the choices I have available in my TBR are The Color Purple by Alice Walker, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Birdie by Tracey Lindberg and Black River by S.M. Hulse.

I'll have to see what else I have available.

4cbl_tn
Mar 15, 4:58pm Top

Right now I'm planning on The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt (2011 International Dublin Literary Award longlist), Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove (1987 Pulitzer for poetry) and March by Geraldine Brooks (2006 Pulitzer for fiction).

5RidgewayGirl
Mar 15, 5:42pm Top

The DUBLIN longlist is certainly expansive. I scrolled through and found that I've already read 23 of them and have two more on my tbr. I'll plan to read one of those, if not both.

6jonesli
Mar 15, 6:21pm Top

I'm going to read The Known World. It won both of these awards and has been on my TBR forever.

>3 luvamystery65: Oh and Roberta, Black River was a five star read for me.

7clue
Edited: Mar 15, 6:28pm Top

I have several on my TBR that qualify but I know I'll read The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys which isn't, and hopefully will have time to read one of the TBRs as well. The Evening Chorus is on the Dublin list

8luvamystery65
Mar 15, 8:49pm Top

>6 jonesli: Lisa Black River is the one I have packed up. Judy and Katie also gave it a high rating, so I may unpack it.

9Kristelh
Edited: Mar 15, 10:22pm Top

A kindle deal for today is The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau was 1965 Pulitzer Prize Winner. If I can get to it, I might read that one. Another option would Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg or Purity, Fifth Season by Jemisin, The Little Red Chairs, The Spool of Blue Thread. Really, really a lot of options for April Award Cat.

10Robertgreaves
Mar 16, 3:04am Top

I think I might read One Day by David Nicholls, which apparently was longlisted for the Dublin in 2011.

11DeltaQueen50
Mar 16, 11:14pm Top

I am planning on reading The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey which was on the 2002 Short List of the International Dublin Literary Award and Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

12dudes22
Mar 17, 12:28pm Top

I took a quick scroll down the long list for the Dublin for this year and saw a couple that are of interest - The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Benrey for which I recently took 2 BBS and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah which I've been wanting to read for a while. And since I've packed all my books but one and am going to be using the library til we move, they'll both count for the Random also. For the Pulitzer, I'm thinking I'm going to read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey a 2015 finalist in fiction.

13luvamystery65
Mar 18, 10:52am Top

I also have Maus by Art Spielglman that I am reading for CultureCAT. It won a Pulitzer in 1992 for Special Citations and Awards - Letters.

14LibraryCin
Mar 18, 4:27pm Top

One possibility from from th Dublin 2017 longlist for me:
The Illegal / Lawrence Hill

And a couple Pulitzer options:
Roots / Alex Haley
The Snow Child / Eowyn Ivey

15christina_reads
Mar 20, 4:40pm Top

In looking at the Dublin 2017 longlist, Patrick deWitt's Undermajordomo Minor caught my eye. I really liked The Sisters Brothers, so I may try this one as well!

16VioletBramble
Mar 20, 5:26pm Top

I'm hoping to read these Pulitzer books:

The Angle of Repose- Wallace Stegner
The Orphan Master's Son- Adam Johnson
The Elegant Universe- Brian Greene

17luvamystery65
Mar 20, 6:08pm Top

I am looking at the previous years winners and two of my very top reads of the last three years won the Dublin award. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson won in 2007 and it was my top read for 2014. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez was my top read last year. I really need to pay closer attention to this award.

18cbl_tn
Mar 20, 9:50pm Top

>16 VioletBramble: Angle of Repose was my top read a couple of years ago.

19LisaMorr
Mar 22, 4:06pm Top

I'm thinking about finally getting to Lonesome Dove, which won the Pulitzer in 1986. Also gives me the bingo square for 'author shares your first and last initials'...

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