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An Post Irish Book Awards Shortlist

Here you'll find nearly all of the books shortlisted for this year's An Post Irish Book Awards, across seventeen categories including Novel of the Year, Irish Published Book of the Year, Children's (Junior and Senior) Book of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. 

Please note that only the books currently in stock or available at Kennys are displayed. If a book which has been shortlisted is missing below, it means we may not have it readily available and it will be added back when it is.

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An Post Irish Book Awards Shortlist

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Walker Books
Condition
New
SKU
9781406393101
ISBN
9781406393101
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 9.99
€ 9.31

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
V9780717195862
ISBN
9780717195862
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 24.99
€ 19.68

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Cork University Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781782055396
ISBN
9781782055396
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 49.00

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
V9780717192595
ISBN
9780717192595
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 22.99
€ 18.38

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Walker Books
Condition
New
SKU
V9781529502671
ISBN
9781529502671
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 12.92

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Walker Books
Condition
New
SKU
V9781406385533
ISBN
9781406385533
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 12.92

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Apollo
Condition
New
SKU
V9781803284071
ISBN
9781803284071
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 20.99
€ 17.05

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
O'Brien Press
Condition
New
SKU
V9781788493390
ISBN
9781788493390
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 29.99
€ 24.81

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Bantam Press
Condition
New
SKU
V9781787634527
ISBN
9781787634527
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 17.99
€ 14.51

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
O'Brien Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781788493444
ISBN
9781788493444
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 24.99
€ 18.24

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
O'Brien Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781788492768
ISBN
9781788492768
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.77

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Tinder Press
Condition
New
SKU
V9781472284839
ISBN
9781472284839
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 21.99
€ 15.92

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Bloomsbury Children's Books
Condition
New
SKU
9781526608000
ISBN
9781526608000
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 10.99
€ 9.45

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Merrion Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781785374395
ISBN
9781785374395
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 13.32

Hardcover. ****Exclusive First Edition Slipcase limited to 1000 copies. Signed and numbered. Exclusive designs on boards, endpapers and slipcase.Head and Tail bands.* Florence, the 1560s. Lucrezia, third daughter of Cosimo de’ Medici, is comfortable with her obscure place in the palazzo: free to wonder at its treasures, observe its clandestine workings, and to devote herself to her own artistic pursuits. But when her older sister dies on the eve of marriage to Alfonso d’Este, ruler of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight: the duke is quick to request her hand in marriage, and her father to accept on her behalf. Having barely left girlhood behind, Lucrezia must now make her way in a troubled court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed. Perhaps most mystifying of all is her husband himself, Alfonso. Is he the playful sophisticate her appears before their wedding, the aesthete happiest in the company of artists and musicians, or the ruthless politician before whom even his formidable sisters seem to tremble? As Lucrezia sits in uncomfortable finery for the painting which is to preserve her image for centuries to come, one thing becomes worryingly clear. In the court’s eyes, she has one duty: to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferrarese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, the new duchess’s future hangs entirely in the balance.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Tinder Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781035402755
ISBN
9781035402755
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 90.99
€ 51.47

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Condition
New
SKU
9780008555450
ISBN
9780008555450
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 21.99
€ 15.50

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Orion
Condition
New
SKU
V9781409198741
ISBN
9781409198741
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 13.96

Publication date
2022
Publisher
Coiscéim
Condition
New
SKU
6660012220069
ISBN
6660012220069
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 15.99
€ 12.55

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Merrion Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781785374258
ISBN
9781785374258
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 27.99
€ 18.27

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Condition
New
SKU
V9781787333383
ISBN
9781787333383
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 14.42

Hardcover. The Great Lighthouses of Ireland is a collection of striking images and fascinating stories about the lighthouses around Ireland’s coast and the extraordinary men and women who lived and worked in them. The book, published to accompany the TV series of the same name, has an encyclopaedic range of subjects, including history, biography, engineering and science, art, wildlife and social history. Stories include the raid on the Fastnet by the IRA, Ireland’s nuclear-powered lighthouse and the heroic rescue of the Daunt Rock lightship. With more than 300 stunning images and archive documents, this beautiful book brings to life the romance and history of the lighthouses that inspire such fascination.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717195251
ISBN
9780717195251
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 27.99
€ 19.73

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717194926
ISBN
9780717194926
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 24.99
€ 17.76

Hardcover. ** The road to Croke Park can be a long one, but for Leitrim hurler Zak Moradi it was longer than most. Born in a refugee camp in Ramadi, Iraq, at the height of the Gulf War, Zak spent his formative years living under the oppressive regime of Saddam Hussein. Settling in Carrick-on-Shannon aged just 11, Zak couldn’t speak English, but when he discovered a talent for hurling, life suddenly took off. Zak credits the GAA with giving him the opportunity to put down roots, forge lifelong friendships and build his own life.In this brave, touching and uplifting memoir, Zak reflects on his first 20 years in Ireland: the culture shock of landing in small-town Ireland; the plight of refugees worldwide; the skills he learned through sport and the role it plays in a healthy, balanced mind and in creating a community.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717194667
ISBN
9780717194667
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 22.99
€ 17.70

Hardcover. When Gillian Hussey started out in Bridewell District Court in 1984, little did she realise that she would deal with some of the most notorious criminals in Ireland, including the Kinahans, the Cahills, ‘The Monk’ and John Gilligan. As one of Ireland’s first female judges, Gillian was very much a woman in a man’s world. Unafraid to look beyond the courtroom, she always sought to better understand the human – not just the criminal – who stood before her in the dock. Through her work, Gillian spent a lifetime learning about people, society and herself. This fascinating insight into the career of a trailblazing woman reveals the inner workings of Ireland’s criminal courts, explores the changes in Irish society and shares some timeless truths learned from almost 20 years on the bench.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717192687
ISBN
9780717192687
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 22.99
€ 16.51

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
HarperCollinsIreland
Condition
New
SKU
9780008538972
ISBN
9780008538972
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 25.99
€ 15.58

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Bantam Press
Condition
New
SKU
V9781787635333
ISBN
9781787635333
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 14.42

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Michael Joseph
Condition
New
SKU
V9781472630278
ISBN
9781472630278
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 25.99
€ 19.38

Hardcover. As one of the music world’s most iconic artists, Bono’s career has been written about extensively. But in SURRENDER, it’s Bono who picks up the pen, writing for the first time about his remarkable life and those he has shared it with. In his unique voice, Bono takes us from his early days growing up in Dublin, including the sudden loss of his mother when he was 14, to U2’s unlikely journey to become one of the world’s most influential rock bands, to his more than 20 years of activism dedicated to the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty. Writing with candour, self-reflection, and humour, Bono opens the aperture on his life – and the family, friends, and faith that have sustained, challenged, and shaped him. SURRENDER’s subtitle, “40 Songs, One Story,” is a nod to the book’s forty chapters, each named after a U2 song. Bono has also created 40 original drawings for SURRENDER, and an animated video, narrated by Bono and based on some of his drawings, was released today across U2’s digital platforms. The video illustrates an extract from SURRENDER’s “Out of Control” chapter, in which Bono tells the story of writing U2’s first single on 10th May 1978 – his 18th birthday, exactly 44 years ago today.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Hutchinson Heinemann
Condition
New
SKU
9781529151787
ISBN
9781529151787
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 20.99

Hardback. ****** From the Number One bestselling author of A Hug For You. When a trio of moody monsters jeopardise the Wompie Wonder Fair and throw the kingdom into chaos, something has to be done. And fast! Enter Sir Adam the Brave! Join him on his quest to save the day and find out what's making those monsters so very moody.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Penguin Sandycove
Condition
New
SKU
9781844886258
ISBN
9781844886258
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 17.99
€ 12.87

Hardback. ****In 2021, Charlie Bird was diagnosed with motor neurone disease – a man whose voice was so synonymous with his career faced losing it completely. Yet knowing he had just a short time left with family and friends, what emerged was a great sense of resilience and motivation to take advantage of every moment. Here, Charlie reflects on his life and phenomenal broadcast career through the lense of his diagnosis, as he ponders the big questions and takes stock of the small moments that we so often overlook. Written over the course of 2022 as his health deteriorated, with the help of long-time friend and fellow journalist Ray Burke, this is a candid and unforgettable story about the triumph of the human spirit and, ultimately, what it means to be alive.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Harper Collins
Condition
New
SKU
9780008546755
ISBN
9780008546755
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 24.99
€ 13.88

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Headline Review
Condition
New
SKU
V9781472272676
ISBN
9781472272676
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 25.99
€ 18.18

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Sheldon Press
Condition
New
SKU
V9781529388268
ISBN
9781529388268
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 21.99
€ 15.92

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Macmillan Children's Books
Condition
New
SKU
V9781529040982
ISBN
9781529040982
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 9.08

Hardcover. Signed by author. Independent bookshop edition
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Canongate
Condition
New
SKU
S9781838855567
ISBN
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 17.95

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Condition
New
SKU
V9780571367603
ISBN
9780571367603
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 30.11

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Sandycove
Condition
New
SKU
V9781844885114
ISBN
9781844885114
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 17.99
€ 13.65

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Melville House Publishing
Condition
New
SKU
V9781612199450
ISBN
9781612199450
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 37.99
€ 27.93

Paperback. The Game is a multifaceted reflection on sport. It is part memoir, outlining Tadhg Coakley’s time as a player and fan, and how sport has shaped his life. But it also tackles sport on a universal scale – the good and the bad – and its immeasurable influence on our world. For fans, sport can be all-consuming and in our modern world we are consuming sport in ever greater quantities, often blindly. Sport also has a dark side; it is rife with corruption, racism, sexism, homophobia, nationalism and a raft of toxic masculine behaviour, and Coakley interrogates his own attitudes on each of these fronts. At the same time sport builds diversely positive connections and communities, and in sport – as in art – people can forget their own identities with grace, imagination and the possibility of what may be. This duality is one of the most fascinating aspects of sport. Written with warmth, openness and keen insight, The Game is an entertaining and thought-provoking meditation on the uniquely intense highs and lows of loving sport in today’s world.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Merrion Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781785372971
ISBN
9781785372971
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 12.82

Hardback. * Exclusive Kennys edition with bespoke blue wibalin cover. Signed and numbered by the author. First Edition. Includes content in the form of an essay by Donal not in any other edition. From the multi-award-winning author of the number one bestseller, STRANGE FLOWERS, a searing, jubilant story about four generations of women and fierce love. The Aylward women of Nenagh, Tipperary, are mad about each other, but you wouldn't always think it. You'd have to know them to know - in spite of what the neighbours might say about raised voices and dramatic scenes - that their house is a place of peace, filled with love, a refuge from the sadness and cruelty of the world. Their story begins at an end and ends at a beginning. It involves wives and widows, gunrunners and gougers, sinners and saints. It's a story of terrible betrayals and fierce loyalties, of isolation and togetherness, of transgression, forgiveness, desire, and love. About all the things family can be and all the things it sometimes isn't. From the prize-winning author of Strange Flowers and The Spinning Heart, The Queen of Dirt Island is an uplifting celebration of fierce, loyal love and the powerful stories that bind generations together.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Doubleday London
Condition
New
SKU
9780857529213
ISBN
9780857529213
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 40.00

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
O'Brien Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781788493147
ISBN
9781788493147
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 12.99
€ 9.66

Hardcover. Kellie Harrington grew up in Dublin's north inner city, and was going down the wrong path in life before she discovered boxing as a teenager. In recent years she has won the hearts of the Irish public through her humble, charming personality, and having won gold at the Tokyo Olympics she is now a national treasure. Working with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, Kellie will tell the story of her childhood, her unlikely rise to greatness, and he continuing commitment to living a normal life - which in her case has involved deciding to stay amateur as a boxer and keeping her job as a cleaner at a psychiatric hospital.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Condition
New
SKU
9781844886074
ISBN
9781844886074
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 22.99
€ 15.99

Hardback.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2021
Publisher
Leabhar Breac
Condition
New
SKU
9781913814144
ISBN
9781913814144
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 17.95

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Children's UK
Condition
New
SKU
9781398508781
ISBN
9781398508781
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 10.99
€ 8.95

Paperback. An innocent mistake. A lifetime of guilt. Susannah is pulled in every direction, every day; as a doctor, a researcher, a professor, a wife, a mother and a woman. She doesn't realise it, but she is at breaking point. After a frantic morning, with a disrupted routine and an emergency call from work, Susannah leaves her young daughter in the car on a hot day. It is hours before she realises her mistake, but it is too late. Adelaide is a reporter covering Susannah's negligence trial. The story is all too familiar, stirring up the ghosts of her own long-buried past. As Adelaide and Susannah circle closer to each other, as the jury considers its verdict, both women are forced recognise that they are both already living out the worst punishment imaginable. But what will the court say?
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Sphere
Condition
New
SKU
9780751582376
ISBN
9780751582376
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 12.66