This is the short list of ten in alphabetical order.
The winner and two runners-up will be revealed on Sunday next 24 January.
Echolocation Marian Oxley England
hunter, gatherer Mary Mulholland England
In the Republic of Nuns Karen McDonnell Clare
Je ne regrette rien Siobhán Flynn Dublin
Normal People Frank Murphy Meath
The Conspiracy of Silence Ojo Taiye Nigeria
The Edge of the State Trish Bennett Fermanagh
The High Garden Caimin Rooney Dublin
The Invisible House Brian Kirk Dublin
to make a doll Angus Strachan England