Charlie Bird, Bono, Graham Norton and Kellie Harrington are among the authors on the shortlist for this year's An Post Irish Book Awards which take place this November.

The shortlist features a diverse mix of writing from new and established Irish writers across 18 categories, including Novel of the Year, Children, Cookbook, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Non-fiction, Sports, Lifestyle, Short Story, Irish language, Poem, Newcomer, Teen and Young Adult, Irish Published and Biography.

Novel of the Year nominees include Louise Kennedy for Trespasses, Audrey Magee for The Colony, Sara Baume for Seven Steeples, Maggie O'Farrell for The Marriage Portrait, Jan Carson for The Raptures and 2021 Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan, returning with The Queen of Dirt Island.

Shortlisted in the Author of the Year category are Catherine Ryan Howard, Sally Rooney, Sarah Webb, Roisín Meaney, Louise O'Neill and John Boyne.

Charlie Bird is nominated along with co-author Ray Burke for his memoir Time and Tide in the biography category which also features Bono whose book, Surrender will be published on November 1st.

Audrey Magee, nominated for Novel of the Year for The Colony

Olympic champion Kellie Harrington, writing with Roddy Doyle, and Roddy Collins with Paul Howard are among the authors in contention for the sports book of the year, while Graham Norton, Marian Keyes and Louise O'Neill all feature in the popular fiction category.

The public can now cast their votes online for the books of the year on the Irish Book Awards website. All voters will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five €100 National Book Token vouchers. Voters may cast their votes from 9am on October 21st until voting closes on November 10th.

A live in-person ceremony to celebrate the winners will take place on Wednesday 23rd November in the Convention Centre in Dublin, hosted by RTÉ's Miriam O'Callaghan.

Meanwhile, a one-hour special, hosted by Oliver Callan, will be broadcast on RTÉ One television on Wednesday 7th December exploring the six books and authors competing for the accolade of An Post Irish Book Awards Book of the Year 2022, culminating in the reveal of this year's overall winner.

Authors Sheila O'Flanagan (L) and Sam Blake

The An Post Irish Book Awards 2022 - The Shortlist:

Eason Novel of the Year

Trespasses – Louise Kennedy (Bloomsbury Circus)

The Colony – Audrey Magee (Faber & Faber)

Seven Steeples – Sara Baume (Tramp Press)

The Marriage Portrait – Maggie O'Farrell (Tinder Press)

The Queen of Dirt Island – Donal Ryan (Doubleday)

The Raptures – Jan Carson (Doubleday)

Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year

Remember my Name – Sam Blake (Corvus)

Run Time – Catherine Ryan Howard (Corvus)

Breaking Point – Edel Coffey (Sphere)

The Accomplice – Steve Cavanagh (Orion)

The Interview – Gill Perdue (Sandycove)

Hide and Seek – Andrea Mara (Transworld)

Eason Sports Book of the Year in Association with Ireland AM

The Game – Tadhg Coakley (Merrion Press)

A History of the GAA in 100 Objects – Siobhán Doyle (Merrion Press)

Point to Point – The Heart of Irish Horse Racing – Healy Racing, with words by Richard Pugh and photographs by Pat 'Cash' Healy (The O’Brien Press)

Life Begins in Leitrim – Zak Moradi, with Niall Kelly (Gill Books)

The Rodfather – Roddy Collins, with Paul Howard (Sandycove)

Kellie – Kellie Harrington, with Roddy Doyle (Sandycove)

Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year

None of This is Serious – Catherine Prasifka (Canongate Books)

There’s Been a Little Incident – Alice Ryan (Head of Zeus)

Speechless – Fiacre Ryan (Merrion Press)

Breaking Point – Edel Coffey (Sphere)

My Fourth Time, We Drowned – Sally Hayden (Fourth Estate)

The Amusements – Aingeala Flannery (Sandycove)

Sports Book of the Year nominees Zak Moradi (L) and Roddy Collins (R)

Odgers Berndtson Non-fiction Book of the Year

Listen to the Land Speak – Manchán Magan (Gill Books)

Lessons from the Bench – Judge Gillian Hussey, with Rachel Pierce (Gill Books)

My Fourth Time, We Drowned – Sally Hayden (Fourth Estate)

Gaffs – Rory Hearne (HarperCollins Ireland)

Fierce Appetites – Elizabeth Boyle (Sandycove)

Heiress, Rebel, Vigilante, Bomber – Sean O'Driscoll (Sandycove)

Dubray Biography of the Year

The Last Good Funeral of the Year – Ed O’Loughlin (Riverrun)

Without Warning and only Sometimes – Kit de Waal (Tinder Press)

Time and Tide – Charlie Bird, with Ray Burke (HarperCollins Ireland)

I Don’t Want to Talk About Home – Suad Aldarra (Doubleday)

Surrender – Bono (Hutchinson Heinemann)

All Down Darkness Wide – Seán Hewitt (Jonathan Cape)

Avoca Cookbook of the Year

Bake – Graham Herterich (Nine Bean Rows Books)

Lili's Family Favourites – Lili Forberg (The O’Brien Press)

The Daly Dish: Bold Food Made Good – Gina Daly, Karol Daly (Gill Books)

The GIY Diaries: A Year of Growing and Cooking – Michael Kelly (Gill Books)

Sweet Therapy: The Joy of Baking – Una Leonard (Hachette Books Ireland)

Lush – Daniel Lambert (HarperCollins Ireland)

National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year

Forever Home – Graham Norton (Coronet)

What Eden Did Next – Sheila O’Flanagan (Headline Review)

Duffy and Son – Damien Owens (HarperCollins Ireland)

Again, Rachel – Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph)

Once Upon a Time in Donnybrook - Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (Sandycove)

Idol – Louise O’Neill (Transworld)

Newcomer of the Year nominee Alice Ryan

Bookstation Lifestyle Book of the Year

The Homemade Year – Lilly Higgins (Gill Books)

An Irish Atlantic Rainforest: A Personal Journey into the Magic of Rewilding – Eoghan Daltun (Hachette Books Ireland)

Still Points: A Guide to Living the Mindful, Meditative Way – Brother Richard (Hachette Books Ireland)

The Female Factor – Dr. Hazel Wallace (Yellow Kite)

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut – Barbara Ryan, Elaine McGowan (John Murray Press)

Climate Worrier – Colm O'Regan (HarperCollins Ireland) Best Irish Published Book of the Year

The Book of the Skelligs – John Crowley and John Sheehan (Cork University Press)

Abandoned Ireland – Rebecca Brownlie (Merrion Press)

The Guardians - 100 Years of An Garda Síochána 1922-2022 – Garda Stephen Moore (The O’Brien Press)

The Irish Civil War in Colour – Michael B. Barry, John O’Byrne (Gill Books)

The Great Lighthouses of Ireland – David Hare (Gill Books)

An Irish Folklore Treasury – John Creedon (Gill Books)

Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Junior)

Cloud Babies – Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Chris Judge (Walker Books)

Well Done, Mommy Penguin – Chris Haughton (Walker Books)

Fox and Son Tailers – Paddy Donnelly, (The O’Brien Press)

Our Big Day – Bob Johnston, illustrated by Michael Emberley (The O’Brien Press)

Meanwhile Back on Earth – Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Sir Adam the Brave and the Moody Monsters – David King, illustrated by Rhiannon Archard (Sandycove)

Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Senior)

The Lost Girl King – Catherine Doyle (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

The Day I Got Trapped in my Brain – Amy Huberman, illustrated by Katie Kear (Scholastic)

Frankie’s World – Aoife Dooley, (Scholastic)

The Truth About Riley – Sinéad Moriarty (Gill Books)

The Great Irish History Book – Myles Dungan, illustrated by Alan Dunne (Gill Books)

Girls Who Slay Monsters – Ellen Ryan, illustrated by Shona Shirley MacDonald (HarperCollins Ireland)

Biography of the Year nominee Sean Hewitt

Teen and Young Adult Book of the Year

Truth be Told - Sue Divin (Macmillan Children’s Books)

Rock, Paper, Killers – Alexia Mason (Simon and Schuster)

The Gifts That Bind Us – Caroline O’Donoghue (Walker Books)

The Asparagus Bunch – Jessica Scott-Whyte (Welbeck Flame)

Let’s Talk – Richie Sadlier (Gill Books)

Twin Crowns – Katherine Webber and Catherine Doyle (Farshore – Electric Monkey, Harper Collins)

Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year

Unmaking His Chair – Jim McElroy (From We Are the Weather, Smith/ Doorstop

Wedding Dress – Martina Dalton (From New Irish Writing, Irish Independent)

What Man Doesn’t – Paul McMahon (From The Poetry Society – VII, No. 4, Winter 2021)

Amelia’s Model – Michael Longley (From The Slain Birds, Jonathan Cape) Short Story of the Year

Sleep Watchers – Roisín O’Donnell (The Stinging Fly Press)

Red Market – Sheila Armstong (From How to Gut a Fish, Bloomsbury)

This Small Giddy Life – Nuala O’Connor (From A Little Unsteadily into Light, New Island)

The Chekhovians – Rebecca Miller (From Total, Canongate Books)

Mathematics – Wendy Erskine (From: Dance Move, The Stinging Fly Press)

Miles of Bad Road - Neil Tully (From The Waxed Lemon Literary Journal)

Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year

EL - Thaddeus Ó Buachalla (Coiscéim)

An Dara Roghna – Celia de Fréine (LeabhairCOMHAR)

Bádh B’fhéidir – Seán Ó Muireagáin (Éabhlóid)

Súil an Dáill – Darach Ó Scolaí (Leabhar Breac)

Bláth na dTulach – various authors (Éabhlóid)

Popular Fiction Book of the Year nominee Shelia O'Flanagan (L)
and Crime Fiction Book of the Year nominee Sam Blake (R)

Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year

Catherine Ryan Howard

Sally Rooney

Sarah Webb

Roisín Meaney

Louise O’Neill

John Boyne

An Post Bookshop of the Year

Bridge Books – Dromore, Down

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop – Galway

Tertulia – Westport, Mayo

Bridge Street Books – Wicklow

Philip’s Bookshop – Mallow, Cork

Books at One Letterfrack - Connemara, Galway

Winners of the 2022 An Post Irish Book Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony in Dublin on 23rd November, with the An Post Irish Book Awards Book of the Year winner announced in a special programme on RTÉ One on 7th December. Find out more here.