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The shortlists for the 2022 An Post Irish Book Awards were announced yesterday!An Post Irish Book Awards

See below some of the books that have been nominated in various categories - please note that only the books currently in stock or available at Kennys are displayed. If a book which has been shortlisted is missing from a given category below, it means we may not have it readily available and it should be added back when it is.

Congratulations to all of this year's shortlisted authors,publishers, books and bookshops - comhgharideas!

Novel of the Year

Popular Fiction Book of the Year

Biography of the Year

Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Crime Fiction Book of the Year

Irish Language Book of the Year

Newcomer of the Year

Children's (Junior) Book of the Year

Children's (Senior) Books of the Year

Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year Shortlist

Irish Published Book of the Year

Cookbook of the Year

Lifestyle Book of the Year

Sports Book of the Year

Other Categories

Author of the Year Category shortlist

Sarah Webb, Sally Rooney, Róisín Meaney, Louise O'Neill, John Boyne, Catherine Ryan Howard

Short Story of the Year shortlist
Sleep Watchers by Roisín O’Donnell published in The Stinging Fly
Red Market by Sheila Armstrong from How to Gut a Fish (Bloomsbury)
Mathematics by Wendy Erskine from Dance Move (The Stingfly Press)
The Chekhovians by Rebecca Miller from Total (Cannongate Books)
This Small Giddy Life by Nuala O’Connor from A Little Unsteadily Into Light (New Island)
Miles of Bad Road by Neil Tully published in The Waxed Lemon Literary Journal

Poem of the Year shortlist
Unmaking His Chair by Jim McElroy
Wedding Dress by Martina Dalton
What Man Doesn’t by Paul McMahon
Amelia’s Model by Michael Longley