Irish authors shortlisted for IMPAC Literary AwardWednesday 09 April 2014 19.48
Irish author Donal Ryan and Northern Irish author David Park are among the writers shortlisted for this year's International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Ten novels from across the world are on the shortlist for the prize, which is worth €100,000.
The winner will be announced on 12 June.
The story of a small Irish town in the aftermath of the economic collapse, Donal Ryan's 'The Spinning Heart' has already received many international plaudits including the Guardian first book award.
It has now been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, which features books chosen by libraries across the world.
Also on this year's list is 'The Light of Amsterdam' by Belfast author David Park, which was previously nominated for the Irish Novel of the Year award.
This year's diverse shortlist includes book from Norway, South America, Australia and Malaysia and includes a previous winner of the award, Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker.