British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire and Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West have been shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award.
Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire has garnered plenty of International attention on its own. Her book Home Fire has won a few accolades, the most notable being the women’s prize for fiction in the United Kingdom.
Now Home Fire has been shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award. Dublin Literary Award body themselves put out the news.
— Dublin Lit Award (@DublinLitAward) April 3, 2019
This announcement revealed Shamsie’s Home Fire and Hamid’s Exit West among the shortlisted 10 books.
This isn’t the first time Shamsie and Hamid have been nominated for an accolade, or even nominated together. Last year both Shamsie and Hamid were nominated for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
In another instance, both were longlisted for the coveted Man Booker prize.
Dublin Literary Award
The Dublin Literary Festival honors books nominated by public libraries around the globe. Titles are then nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library. These books are then shortlisted and a winner is chosen.
Dublin Literary Award is the festival’s annual prize. The winner is awarded 100,000 Euros.
Besides Shamsie and Hamid, this year’s shortlist constituents titles History Of Wolves by Emily Fridluad, Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty, Conversation With Friends by Sally Rooney, Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor, Compass by Mathias Enard, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, Idaho by Emily Ruskovich, and A Boy In Winter by Rachel Seiffert.
The Dublin Literary Award winner will be announced on 12th June 2019.