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Eleven books have made the longlist for the new Highland Book Prize.
More than 25 publishers submitted 54 books for the award set up to recognise the literary talent of the region and writing about the Highlands.
The shortlist is to be published in April and the winner will be announced at the Ullapool Book Festival on 11 May.
The Highland Society of London and Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre are involved in the prize.
On the longlist are:
Moniack Mhor Centre's director Rachel Humphries said: "We are thrilled to be able to facilitate this much needed new book prize.
Source: BBC Highlands and Islands