Solar Bones by Irish writer Mike McCormack is the winner of the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award, which was announced in Dublin on June 13. The novel was one of 10 titles shortlisted for the lucrative and prestigious €100,000 prize.
Six of this year’s shortlisted works of fiction were translated from other languages, and six were written by women. The shortlist represented fiction from Ireland, South Korea, Italy, Norway, the United States, South Africa, France, Russia and Mexico.
The competition is unique in that books are recommended for shortlisting by libraries from around the world. The award is sponsored by Dublin City Council, and administered by Dublin City Public Libraries.
TSolar Bones is published by Tramp Press. It was nominated for the award by Galway Public Libraries, Ireland, and by Nottingham City Libraries, UK.
Solar Bones was previously longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and was voted Irish Book of the Year in 2016.
Watch Mike McCormack's acceptance speech at the award's ceremony at the Mansion House, Dublin, here on RTE.