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International Dublin Literary Award 2016

Repro Free: Dublin, 9th June 2016: XX at the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award in Dublin’s Mansion House where XX was announced as the winner of the world’s most valuable literary prize of €100,000. Picture Jason Clarke
Dublin City Librarian Margaret Hayes with Akhil Sharma

Family Life by Akhil Sharma has won the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.

Akhil was presented with a cheque for €100,000 by Owen Keegan, CEO of Dublin City Council at a reception in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dublin on Thursday 9th June. Family Life was chosen from a list of 160 titles in 19 languages nominated by libraries from 118 cities in 44 countries. The International Dublin Literary Award is the largest prize for a single work of fiction in English and is sponsored by Dublin City Council.

More information about the award is available at

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