Tue, Mar 22, 2022
The 2022 Dublin Shortlist has been announced and OPLs contribution is on it! Noopiming: a Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a beautiful and important story about Indigenous life in the urban settler world, colonialism, climate change and connection. This is a challenging book, both in content and form, that presents timely and vital topics in a way that defies the reader’s expectations of how to read a novel. Simpson sketches out a cast of characters with deft, spare strokes—her confidence and control of language is exemplified in the minimalism of her prose. Noopiming is otherworldly, serious and often funny; this is a book that will break your heart and make you think. OPL has it in many formats -- get this book on your TBR lists right away!
The 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award is now in its 27th year. This prestigious international award is sponsored by Dublin City Council and administered by Dublin City Public Libraries. The winner will be announced on May 19th 2022. The award is unique because the books are nominated by major libraries throughout the world. It is presented annually for a novel written in English, or in English translation from any language. A panel of six judges decides on the winning book for its high literary merit. In May, Mexican author Valeria Luiselli won the 2021 DUBLIN Literary Award for her novel Lost Children Archive, which was nominated for the Award by just one library: Biblioteca Vila de Gràcia in Barcelona, Spain. OPL might have the honour of choosing the 27th Winner for 2022!
Good Luck to us! But even if it doesn't take the prize, if you read it, you'll be rewarded. It is a truly mesmerizing book.