Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award

The Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award is an annual award for Irish authors of fiction, established in 1995. It was previously known as the Kerry Ingredients Book of the Year Award (1995–2000) and the Kerry Ingredients Irish Fiction Award (2001–2002). The prize is sponsored by the food group Kerry Group, and is the largest (currently €15,000) monetary prize for fiction available solely to Irish authors.

 

2014 selection

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing: A Novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2014, Desmond Elliott Prize 2014, Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2014, Goldsmiths Prize 2013, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2013

by Eimear McBRide

The dazzling, fearless debut novel that won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the book the New York Times hails as “a future classic”.

In scathing, furious, unforgettable prose, Eimear McBride tells...


2013 selection

This Is the Way

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2013

by Gavin Corbett

Anthony Sonaghan is hiding out in an old tenement house in Dublin: he fears he's reignited an ancient feud between the two halves of his family. Twenty-first-century Dublin may have shopping malls and foreign...


2010 selection

The Infinities

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2010

by John Banville

On a languid midsummer’s day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician, is dying. His family gathers at his bedside: his son, young Adam, struggling to maintain his marriage...


2009 selection

Netherland: A Novel

PEN/Faulkner Award 2009, Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2009

by Joseph O'Neill

New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year 

In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, and left alone after his English wife and son return to London, Hans van den Broek stumbles upon...


2008 selection

The Gathering

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2008, Man Booker Prize 2007

by Anne Enright

Anne Enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland’s most singular voices. Now she delivers The Gathering, a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh...


2007 selection

Paula Spencer

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2007

by Roddy Doyle

The follow up to Roddy Doyle’s acclaimed novel The Woman Who Walked Into Doors

Watch for Roddy Doyle’s new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017

Roddy Doyle 's beautifully wrought tale revisits the Dublin...


2006 selection

A Long Long Way

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 2006

by Sebastian Barry

Praised as a “master storyteller” (The Wall Street Journal) and hailed for his “flawless use of language” (Boston Herald), Irish author and playwright Sebastian Barry has created a powerful new novel...


1998 selection

The Untouchable

Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award 1998

by John Banville

One of the most dazzling and adventurous writers now working in English takes on the enigma of the Cambridge spies in a novel of exquisite menace, biting social comedy, and vertiginous moral complexity. The...