Olga Tokarczuk nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award
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.
The 2020 Dublin International Literary Award Winner will be announced on October 22 during the International Literature Festival in the Irish capital.
The shortlist of ten nominees was submitted by the public libraries of Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Poland, Great Britain and the US.
Tokarczuk's book will compete against 9 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".
Tokarczuk's novel "Drive your plow through 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 the title "Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead" in London in 2018.
"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) wrote.