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Four authors with strong Limerick connections shortlisted for Irish Book Awards 2022



 Irish Book Awards 2022 honour the incredible authors Roisin Meaney, Kit de Waal, Marian Keyes, and Donal Ryan, who have all been nominated for their works.

 Voting is open now and will close Thursday, November 10 at 5 pm

By I Love Limerick correspondent Ellie McCarthy

After 20 glorious books, Roisin Meaney finally scooped her well-deserved nomination for Author of the Year.

Four authors with strong Limerick connections have been shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards.




Authors Roisin Meaney, Kit de Waal, Marian Keyes, and Donal Ryan, have all been nominated for their incredible works.

This is Limerick novelist Roisin Meaney’s first nomination as she was shortlisted for Author of the Year.

The delighted Roisin said, “After twenty books and not a sniff of a nomination in the Irish Book Awards, I’d all but given up hope, and each year I’d console myself by remembering the number of faithful readers I had, and the lovely messages they send me but when my editor rang about three weeks ago to tell me I’d finally got a nomination, I was beyond thrilled. I finally feel properly seen, and I’m so grateful to the Library Association of Ireland for giving me this opportunity. Of course, I’d love to win on the night, but for now, the nomination is wonderful.”

University of Limerick lecturer Kit De Waal’s biography ‘Without Warning and Only Sometimes’ picked up a nomination for the Biography of the Year.

Well-known Limerick-born writer Marian Keyes’s book ‘Again, Rachel’ was selected for Popular Fiction Book of the Year.

Limerick-based author and former Limerick Person of the Year, Donal Ryan has been shortlisted for Novel of the Year for his book, ‘The Queen of Dirt Island.’  

Thousands of readers will have their say as they vote to select the winners. Voting is open now and will close Thursday, November 10 at 5 pm.

The Irish Book Awards 2022 ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 23 in the Dublin Convention Centre.

The awards dinner has become a major event in the literary calendar with Taoisigh and Presidents as guests of honour. Since 2011, an Irish Book Awards television show has been aired on television.

A one-hour special, hosted by comedian Oliver Callan, will be broadcast on RTÉ One television on Wednesday, December 7. Libraries and bookshops showcase the best books of the year in the sales period of the fourth quarter.

The An Post Irish Book Awards brings together the entire literary community including readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians unlike any other awards out there.

The awards are industry-recognition awards which were set up by a coalition of Irish booksellers in 2007. The awards are owned by Irish Book Awards Ltd, a not-for-profit company presided over by a board comprising of Executive Director: Alastair Giles, Maria Dickenson, Larry Mac Hale, Brendan Corbett, and John Treacy.

Those in charge also attend an advisory board along with representatives from publishers and partners.

Vote now to have your say in The Irish Book Awards 2022

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