Jane Casey and Donal Skehan Shortlisted at the Irish Book Awards

We are delighted to announce two shortlistings for the 2023 Irish Book Awards.

Jane Casey's The Close, the tenth book in her award-winning Maeve Kerrigan series, has been shortlisted for Crime Fiction Book of the Year. This is Jane's tenth appearance on the shortlist, with wins for After the Fire and Cruel Acts. Donal Skehan has been shortlisted for Cookbook of the Year for his latest cookbook, Home Kitchen.

Congrats to both!


The Close (HarperCollins)

Suburban bliss

The new neighbours seem just right for Jellicoe Close, a pretty street filled with perfect houses and happy families.

Sinister secrets

But one neat front door hides a ruthless criminal – and the new neighbours aren’t what they seem to be either. DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are undercover, posing as a couple to investigate a deadly conspiracy.

Murderous deception

As they try to gather the evidence they need, they have no idea of the true threat they face – because someone in Jellicoe Close has murder on their mind…


Home Kitchen (Yellow Kite)

Donal brings us into the heart of his kitchen, showing us how he cooks for his family and what inspires him - from his granny's handwritten recipes and his Irish heritage to his time living in LA. Donal shares delicious recipes from his many experiences and travels, as well as his decades as a home cook, that you'll want to make time and again.

Donal has all aspects of the week covered with chapters such as make-ahead Sundays, everyday dinners, weekday rush, slow-cooking weekend wins, and scrumptious desserts.

Packed with amazing recipes, tips and tricks, this book will help you get the most out of every week and learn to truly love your own home kitchen.

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