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Four local authors in the running for $150,000 literary prize

Authors Leslie Vryenhoek (left) and Sara Tilley chat with fellow author Stan Dragland and Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan (right) before the BMO Winterset award ceremony at Government House this past spring. Tilley was named winner for her novel, "Duke." Tilley and Vryenhoek's novels have been named to the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award.
Authors Leslie Vryenhoek (left) and Sara Tilley chat with fellow author Stan Dragland and Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan (right) before the BMO Winterset award ceremony at Government House this past spring. Tilley was named winner for her novel, "Duke." Tilley and Vryenhoek's novels have been named to the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award.

Fourteen Canadian novels have been named to the International Dublin Literary Award longlist; four of them are by women in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Sara Tilley’s “Duke,” Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s “The Devil You Know,” Joan Clark’s “The Birthday Lunch” and Leslie Vryenhoek’s “Ledger of the Open Hand” are among the 147 novels from around the globe on the longlist for the prestigious international award. It’s also the world’s most valuable literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English, coming with a prize of 100,000 Euros — CDN $142,808.

The International Dublin Literary Award (formerly the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) is an initiative of the Dublin, Ireland city council.

A panel of six judges will narrow the novels down to a shortlist, which will be announced in April, with the winner set to be announced June 21.

Sara Tilley’s “Duke,” Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s “The Devil You Know,” Joan Clark’s “The Birthday Lunch” and Leslie Vryenhoek’s “Ledger of the Open Hand” are among the 147 novels from around the globe on the longlist for the prestigious international award. It’s also the world’s most valuable literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English, coming with a prize of 100,000 Euros — CDN $142,808.

The International Dublin Literary Award (formerly the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award) is an initiative of the Dublin, Ireland city council.

A panel of six judges will narrow the novels down to a shortlist, which will be announced in April, with the winner set to be announced June 21.

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