The Dublin Literary Award Longlist is here!
Congratulations to Geoffrey D. Morrison and Suzette Mayr!
Falling Hour by Geoffrey D. Morrison and The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr have been longlisted for the 2024 Dublin Literary Award! 80 libraries around the world nominated 70 titles to the longlist and we are so thrilled for Geoffrey and Suzette's accomplishment! You can check out the complete longlist at www.dublinliteraryaward.ie and follow along on social media for updates @dublinlitaward
Nominating library for Falling Hour, DC Public Library (USA), said:
“Falling Hour is a miniature portrait of alienation and Canadian identity (or lack thereof) that beautifully captures the experience of living through the last two years.”
The Sleeping Car Porter's Nominating library, Vancouver Public Library, said:
“Presenting an important part of Black history in Canada, this popular novel tells the story of a black queer train porter in 1929 who must contend with unruly passengers when the train stalls for several days near Banff. While working to fulfill the relentless, and often unnecessary, demands of passengers, Baxter becomes undernourished, sleep-deprived, and experiences hallucinations. An imaginative, well-written novel with vivid characterizations. Winner of the 2022 Giller Prize. Vancouver Public Library holds 54 copies of The Sleeping Car Porter in print, along with ebook and audiobooks, and the story shares a lesser known aspect of Canadian history. Suzette Mayr is an award winning author. Her novel The Widows was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean region.”