Belfast author Anna Burns has been shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award.

Her book 'Milkman', a previous winner of the Man Booker Prize is one of ten books in contention for the Dublin award.

Three novels in translation are on the list which includes writers from Canada, France, India, Iran, Poland, the UK and the USA. 

The books shortlisted for the award include 'The Silence of the Girls' by Pat Barker and 'An American Marriage' by Tayari Jones as well as books from Canada, France, India, Iran and Poland.

The prize, which is sponsored by Dublin City Council is worth €100,000, with €25,000 going to the translator if it is a work in translation and it will be awarded in October as part of the International Literary Festival Dublin. 

The shortlisted titles are:

- 'The Silence of the Girls' by Pat Barker (British). Published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd.

- 'Milkman' by Anna Burns (Irish). Published by Faber & Faber and Graywolf Press.

- 'Disoriental' by Négar Djavadi (Iranian-French). Translated from the French by Tina Kover. Published by Europa Editions.

- 'Washington Black' by Esi Edugyan (Canadian). Published by Serpents Tail Ltd., HarperCollins Canada and Alfred A. Knopf.

- 'An American Marriage' by Tayari Jones (American). Published by Algonquin Books.

- 'History of Violence' by Édouard Louis (French). Translated from the French by Lorin Stein. Published by Harvill Secker.

- 'The Friend' by Sigrid Nunez (American). Published by Virago Press Ltd.

- 'There There' by Tommy Orange (Native American). Published by Harvill Secker, Alfred A. Knopf and McClelland & Stewart Inc.

- A'll the Lives We Never Lived' by Anuradha Roy (Indian). Published by MacLehose Press and Atria Books.

- 'Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead' by Olga Tokarczuk (Polish). Translated by from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Published by Fitzcarraldo Editions.