Women's Prize for Fiction winner A M Homes and Man Booker-longlisted Richard House are among the authors shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize.
Established in 2010, the prize celebrates work by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender writers.
AM Homes' May We Be Forgiven (Granta), which won the Women's Prize for Fiction in June this year, revolves around two brothers with an uneasy relationship. It is joined on the shortlist by Man Booker Prize-longlisted title The Kills by Richard House (Picador) an epic crime story initially published in digital form, and Chris Adrian's Gob's Grief (Granta), about twin brothers during the American Civil War.
Niven Govinden's Black Beer White Bread (The Friday Project), also a digital-first publication, is a portrait of a marriage where communication breaks down; Fanny & Stella by Neil McKenna (Faber) is a study of Victorian transvestites. Andrew Solomon's Far From the Tree (Chatto & Windus) looks at parents coping with exceptional children.
The judges for this year's prize are Uli Lenart, Christopher Bryant, Sarah Henshaw, Kerry Hudson and Clayton Littlewood. The winner of the prize will be announced on 19th November.