Olga Tokarczuk nominated for prestigious award in Ireland

Polish author and Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk’s novel “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” has been shortlisted for the prestigious International Dublin Literary Award presented annually for a literary work published in English.

Olga Tokarczuk awarded Nobel Prize in literature

The Swedish Academy announced on Thursday that the Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk received the Nobel Prize for literature for year 2018.

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The shortlist of ten nominees was submitted by the public libraries of Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the US.

The book by Ms Tokarczuk will compete against nine other authors for the award, including British writer Pat Barker for “The Silence of the Girls,” Irish author Anna Burns for “Milkman” and American author Tommy Orange for “There There.”

Ms Tokarczuk’s novel “Drive your plow over the bones of the dead” was first published in Poland in 2009 by Wydawnictwo Literackie. The English translation of the novel by Antonia Lloyd-Jones was published under this title in London in 2018.

The 2020 Dublin International Literary Award Winner will be announced on October 22 during the International Literature Festival in the Irish capital.

“Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the award is the most valuable annual award in the world for a literary work published in English. Its value is EUR 100,000. If it is awarded to a translation, the author receives EUR 75,000, and the translator EUR 25,000,” the website of the Polish Book Institute (IK) reported.

Olga Tokarczuk received the Nobel Prize for literature for the year 2018. The award was granted in 2019.