The Irish authors Kathleen McMahon and Naoise Dolan have been longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction in the UK.
Kathleen McMahon is nominated for her book Nothing But Blue Sky and Naoise Dolan for Exciting Times.
The prize is awarded for the best full-length novel written by a woman and published in the UK, and any woman writing in English is eligible.
There are 16 authors on the longlist which will be narrowed down to a shortlist of 6, announced on April 28. The winner will be announced on July 7th, and will receive £30,000 and a bronze figurine.
2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION - THE LONGLIST
Because of You by Dawn French
Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
Consent by Annabel Lyon
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
Luster by Raven Leilani
No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
Nothing But Blue Sky by Kathleen MacMahon
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers
Summer by Ali Smith
The Golden Rule by Amanda Craig
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller