Seven Irish novels are in line to win literature's most valuable cash prize - have you read any of these? 5 years ago

Seven Irish novels are in line to win literature's most valuable cash prize - have you read any of these?

Who knew there was so much money in writing?

Seven Irish novels have been nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award, and the €100,000 that comes with winning.

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The authors won't have their hopes up too high just yet though, as they'll be competing with 153 others writers for the whopping cash prize.

The Irish books in the running are:

  • Academy Street by Mary Costello
  • Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
  • The Diary of Mary Travers by Eibhear Walshe
  • The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry
  • The Thrill of it All by Joseph O'Connor
  • The Undertaking by Audrey Magee
  • Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

These books, as well as 153 others, make up the longlist for the prize. The shortlist will be announced in April of next year, and the winner on June 9, 2016.