The shortlist for the 2015 Folio Prize has been announced.

The £40,000 literary award is open to writers from around the world and the winner will be announced next month. Here are the eight writers and books that will be vying for the prize.

Rachel Cusk, Outline

Ben Lerner, 10:04

Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Dust

Akhil Sharma, Family Life

Ali Smith, How to be Both

Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows

Colm Toibin, Nora Webster

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