Sebastian Barry's book 'A Long Long Way' has been shortlisted for this year's International Impac Dublin Literary Award.
Eight novels are featured on the shortlist for the €100,000 prize, including books by Salman Rushdie, JM Coetzee, Julian Barnes and Cormac McCarthy.
The Impac, which is the world's largest literary prize for a single work of fiction, is chosen from nominations submitted by libraries around the world.
Last year, novelist Colm Tóibín became the first Irish writer to win the award with 'The Master'.
'A Long Long Way' was also nominated for the Booker prize in 2005 and is the featured novel in the current Dublin: One City, One Book campaign.
The winner will be announced on 14 June.
'A Long Long Way' by Sebastian Barry
'Arthur and George' by Julian Barnes
'Slow Man' by JM Coetzee
'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' by Jonathan Safran Foes
'The Short Day Dying' by Peter Hobbs
'No Country for Old Men' by Cormac McCarthy
'Out Stealing Horses' by Per Petterson
'Shalimar The Clown' by Salman Rushdie