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The shortlists for the 2021 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 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. 

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

Novel of the Year

Irish Published Book of the Year

Newcomer of the Year

Popular Fiction Book of the Year

Lifestyle Book of the Year

Biography of the Year

Crime Fiction Shortlist

Cookbook of the Year

Non-Fiction Shortlist

Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year Shortlist

Children's (Junior) Book of the Year

Children's (Senior) Books of the Year

Irish Language Book of the Year

Listener's Choice Award Shortlist

Sports Book of the Year

Other Categories

Author of the Year Category shortlist
Donal Ryan, John Boyne, Liz Nugent, Marian Keyes, Maggie O’Farrell, Rónán Hession

Short Story of the Year shortlist
Blackthorns by Bernard MacLaverty from Blank Pages & Other Stories
Coming In On Time by Stuart Neville from The Traveller and Other Stories
Little Lives by Deirdre Sullivan from I Want to Know That I Will Be OK
The Leaving Place by Jan Carson from The Black Dreams
The Wake by Allen Murrin from Waves of Change
Worms by Roddy Doyle from Life Without Children

Irish Poem of the Year shortlist
Driftwood by Karen J McDonell
Glissando by Noel King
Longboat at Portaferry by Siobhán Campbell
Sestina for the Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze by Michael Naghten Shanks