Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year

Shortlisted 2022

Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard is the author of 56 Days, which was an overall No. 1 bestseller in Ireland and a Kindle top ten bestseller, as well as winning Crime Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2021, and The Nothing Man, which shot straight to the top of the Irish bestseller charts on publication, was a Kindle No. 1 bestseller in the UK and was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. Her work has been shortlisted for the CWA/John Creasey New Blood Dagger, the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel, and for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year several times. She lives in Dublin

Other authors shortlisted in this category...

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Sarah Webb

Sally Rooney

Roisin Meaney

Louise O’Neill

John Boyne


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