Awards: Costa Shortlists; Dublin Literary Longlist

The shortlists in the 2018 Costa Awards' five categories have been announced and can be seen here. The winners in each category will be unveiled January 7; the overall Book of the Year will be celebrated on January 29. The awards honor "some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the U.K. and Ireland."


The longlist for the 2019 Dublin Literary Award has been announced and can be seen here. The shortlist will appear on April 4 and the winner on June 12.

Books are nominated for the award by invited public libraries around the world based on "high literary merit." The prize of €100,000 (about $113,425) goes to the winning author; if the book is a translation, however, €75,000 ($85,070) is awarded to the author and €25,000 ($28,360) to the translator.

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