Two Irish authors, with strong Mayo connections, have been shortlisted for this year's Dublin Literary Award.
Louisburgh native Mike McCormack is shortlisted for his book 'Solar Bones', and Eimear McBride, who spent her childhood in Tubbercurry and Mayo, for 'The Lesser Bohemians'.
Ten books in total feature on the shortlist, including six novels in translation.
The award, which is worth €100,000, is the largest single prize for a novel published in English or translated into English.
If the winning novel is a translated work, a quarter of the overall prize goes to the translator.
The prize is sponsored by Dublin City Council.
The winner, which will be selected by a five-person judging panel, will be announced on 13 June.