IRISH author Kevin Barry has been shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable literary prize.
Barry’s debut novel, City of Bohane, is one of 10 books on the shortlist with the winning author set to take home €100,000.
The winner will be announced in June.
The shortlisted titles are:
City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq, translated from the original French by Gavin Bowd
Pure by Andrew Miller
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, translated from the original Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón, translated from the original Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti Skomsvold, translated from the original Norwegian by Kerri A Pierce
Caesarion by Tommy Wieringa, translated from the original Dutch by Sam Garrett