The Irish authors Eavan Boland and Michelle Gallen have been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards.

The late Eavan Boland was shortlisted for the Costa poetry award for her final collection, The Historians, while Michelle Gallen, who was born in Tyrone but now lives in Dublin, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award for Big Girl, Small Town.

The category winners will be announced on Monday 4 January while the overall winner will be announced on 26 January 2021.

Meanwhile Dublin band Fontaines DC have received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album for their record A Hero's Death.