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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. The international No.1 bestselling author writes her first sequel starring her most beloved character - form an orderly line! Back in the long ago nineties, Rachel Walsh was a mess. But a spell in rehab transformed everything. Life became very good, very quickly. These days, Rachel has love, family, a great job as an addiction counsellor, she even gardens. Her only bad habit is a fondness for expensive trainers. But with the sudden reappearance of a man she'd once loved, her life wobbles. She'd thought she was settled. Fixed forever. Is she about to discover that no matter what our age, everything can change? Is it time to think again, Rachel?
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Michael Joseph
Condition
New
SKU
9780241441138
ISBN
9780241441138
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 19.31

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

Paperback. * For Samantha Miller's young fans - her 'girls' - she's everything they want to be. She's an oracle, telling them how to live their lives, how to be happy, how to findand honour their 'truth'. And her career is booming: she's just hit one million followers, her new book Chaste has gone straight to the top of the bestseller lists and she's appearing at sell-out events. Determined to speak her truth and bare all to her adoring fans, she's written anessay about her sexual awakening as a teenager, with her female best friend, Lisa. She's never told a soul but now she's telling the world. The essay goes viral. But then - years since they last spoke - Lisa gets in touch to say that she doesn't remember it that way at all. Her memory of that night is far darker. It's Sam's word against Lisa's - so who gets to tell the story?
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Bantam Press
Condition
New
SKU
9781787635340
ISBN
9781787635340
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 9.99

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Canongate Books
Condition
New
SKU
9781838855529
ISBN
9781838855529
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 14.99
€ 11.29

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
Sandycove
Condition
New
SKU
9781844885879
ISBN
9781844885879
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 15.99
€ 11.87

Hardcover. **Let’s Talk is a ground-breaking new book for teenage boys that talks about the stuff they really want to talk about, learn and understand. From being single to being a boyfriend, being gay, being straight, sex, relationships, dating, sexting, drinking and break-ups, this book covers it all. It discusses porn, pleasure and fun, condoms and safety and all the ways to understand consent. In a radical departure from previous generations’ attitudes towards talking about difficult subjects, Let’s Talk empowers teenagers to make wise decisions when they are having their first experiences, informing and preparing them to have positive encounters. Nobody gets everything right. There’ll still be mistakes and awkward moments, but there’s a far better chance of positive experiences if you’ve had the chance to talk, read and learn about these things in advance. So, let’s talk!
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717191901
ISBN
9780717191901
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 16.99
€ 13.34

Paperback. **Growing up in deeply conservative Saudi Arabia, Suad Aldarra never quite felt at home. The daughter of Syrian migrants, she railed against the extreme strictures placed on women in Saudi society. When the opportunity came to study software engineering at Damascus University, she jumped at the chance for a degree of freedom she'd never known. But when the war came, everything changed. Suddenly Suad and her new husband Housam were thrown into a world of relentless pressure; first fleeing to post-Arab Spring Egypt, Suad's work as a data scientist was a saving grace that allowed her to come to Ireland as an economic migrant. Yet reaching safety came at a price... I Don't Want to Talk About Home is not a memoir about war and destruction. It's not about camps or boats. It's about what came before and how to build a life out of the rubble. With great warmth and insight, Suad writes about those left behind, the sacrifices made, and the parts of yourself you lose when integrating into a new world and culture
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Doubleday Ireland
Condition
New
SKU
9781781620625
ISBN
9781781620625
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 13.26

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Condition
New
SKU
V9780571367597
ISBN
9780571367597
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 13.96

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

€ 37.99
€ 27.91

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

€ 17.99
€ 13.65

Hardcover. The male body has always been the default body in clinical medicine, making the wrong assumption that women are just smaller versions of men: The Female Factor will change the narrative for female health and provide methods to protect and maximise your health in positive, affirming steps, covering what we eat, how we move, how we sleep and the effects of stress.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Yellow Kite
Condition
New
SKU
9781529382860
ISBN
9781529382860
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 29.99
€ 17.70

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
Macmillan Children's Books
Condition
New
SKU
V9781529040982
ISBN
9781529040982
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 9.31

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

€ 25.99
€ 18.17

Hardcover. **Colm O’Regan grew up on a small farm where his family planted lots of trees and grew most of their own food, but his father – who took Dutch elm disease personally – also happened to burn rubbish out the back and loaded the soil with 10-10-20. Now a father himself, Colm O’Regan tries to do his bit by cycling and recycling, but he still ends up putting his foot in the mulch. Most of us would like to live more sustainable lives, but what’s the point in picking up litter if you have to commute 80km just to get to the office? Climate Worrier is a book full of hypocrisies – how in trying to do the right thing, there’s always someone who will point out that, actually, you’re wrong. But even though it’s not easy being green, the important thing is to try. Colm O’Regan is flying the flag for the eco-anxious and the environmentally stressed.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Harper Collins
Condition
New
SKU
9780008534875
ISBN
9780008534875
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 15.99
€ 11.43

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

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

€ 25.99
€ 19.36

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

€ 18.99
€ 14.40

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Welbeck Flame
Condition
New
SKU
9781801300469
ISBN
9781801300469
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 10.99
€ 8.59

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Sandycove
Condition
New
SKU
V9781844885558
ISBN
9781844885558
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 26.99
€ 18.54

Paperback. *****SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR**** Millennials are the first generation in Ireland to be worse off than their parents. Trapped in a game of rental roulette, stuck living at home as adults, and many on the brink of homelessness, the Irish housing crisis has defined the lives of an entire generation – and it is set to continue. With housing costs in Ireland the highest in the EU, the property ladder has been kicked from under thousands. So how did we get here … and how do we break the cycle? In Gaffs, housing expert Rory Hearne urges us to think about the people behind the statistics, and shows us that there is a way towards a future where everyone has access to a home.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
HarperCollinsIreland
Condition
New
SKU
9780008529581
ISBN
9780008529581
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 17.99
€ 12.11

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Sandycove
Condition
New
SKU
9781844885954
ISBN
9781844885954
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 24.99
€ 14.78

Hardcover. Our ancestors developed a uniquely nature-focused society, centred on esteemed poets, seers, monks, healers and wise women who were deeply connected to the land. They used this connection to the cycles of the natural world – from which we are increasingly dissociated – as an animating force in their lives. In this illuminating new book, Manchán Magan sets out on a journey, through bogs, across rivers and over mountains, to trace these ancestor’s footsteps. He uncovers the ancient myths that have shaped our national identity and are embedded in the strata of land that have endured through millennia – from ice ages through to famines and floods. Here, the River Shannon is a goddess, and trees and their life-sustaining root systems are hallowed. See the world in a new light in this magical exploration into the life-sustaining wisdom of what lies beneath us.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717192595
ISBN
9780717192595
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 22.99
€ 15.49

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
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717193370
ISBN
9780717193370
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 24.99
€ 16.82

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717193806
ISBN
9780717193806
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 24.99
€ 17.56

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

€ 23.99
€ 15.90

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717195077
ISBN
9780717195077
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 26.99
€ 18.62

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Gill Books
Condition
New
SKU
9780717195213
ISBN
9780717195213
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 13.99
€ 11.23

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
€ 19.15

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

€ 18.99
€ 14.40

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
€ 69.99

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Doubleday
Condition
New
SKU
V9780857525215
ISBN
9780857525215
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 14.40

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

€ 24.99
€ 18.22

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

€ 24.93

Paperback.
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Apollo
Condition
New
SKU
V9781803284088
ISBN
9781803284088
Paperback
Condition: New

€ 18.09

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Coronet
Condition
New
SKU
V9781529391398
ISBN
9781529391398
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 25.99
€ 18.17

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

€ 53.38

Hardcover.
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Corvus
Condition
New
SKU
V9781838951665
ISBN
9781838951665
Hardback
Condition: New

€ 18.99
€ 13.96

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

€ 9.99
€ 9.31