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Michel Déon Prize Longlist

17 April 2020

Due to the current technical difficulties people are experiencing by working remotely we are reopening the Michel Déon Prize in case we missed any worthy titles from our provisional longlist of eligible entries below.

Thank you for all your nominations to the Michel Déon Non-Fiction prize. The entries have been checked and the following books are deemed eligible for consideration by the judges for the shortlisting process. If you feel we are missing a worthy title you have until midnight on Wednesday 22 April to submit your suggestion here if you have any difficulties with the form please contact 

Ann Lane

By the Way 2: Public Art in Ireland

Anthony Jordan

Maud Gonne's Men

Arnold Horner

Mapping Laois from the 16th to the 21st century

Barry Nevin

Cracking Gilles Deleuze’s Crystal: Narrative Space-time in the Films of Jean Renoir

Caelainn Hogan

Republic of Shame

Claas Kirchhelle

Pyrrhic Progress. The History of Antibiotics in Anglo-American Food Production

Conor O'Clery

The Shoemaker and his daughter

Cormac Moore

Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland

David Blake Knox

The Killing of Thomas Niedermayer

David Brown

Empire and enterprise: Money, power and the Adventurers for Irish land during the British Civil Wars

David Heffernan

Walter Devereux, First Earl of Essex and the Colonization of North-East Ulster, c.1573-6

David McCullagh

De Valera: Rule, 1932-75

David Ryan

Buck Whaley: Ireland’s Greatest Adventurer

Diarmaid Ferriter

On the Edge: Ireland’s off-shore islands: a modern history

Diarmaid Ferriter

The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics

Dr Donnacha Ó Beacháin

From Partition to Brexit The Irish Government and Northern Ireland

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Twelve Thousand Days, A memoir of love and loss

Eoin Ó Broin

Home: Why Public Housing is the Answer

Fionntán de Brún

Revivalism and Modern Irish Literature: The anxiety of transmission and the dynamics of renewal

Gladys Ganiel

Unity Pilgrim: The life of Fr. Gerry Reynolds CSsR

Ian Maleney

Minor Monuments

J. A. K. Dean

The Gate Lodges of Connaught

Jennifer Redmond

Moving Histories

John F. Deane

The Outlaw Christ

Jonathan Bardon

A Narrow Sea: The Irish-Scottish Connection in 120 Episodes

Kevin Breathnach

Tunnel Vision

Kevin Whelan

Religion, landscape and settlement in Ireland. From Patrick to Present

Mary Phelan

Irish speakers, interpreters and the courts, 1754–1921

Michael Doorley

Justice Daniel Cohalan, 1865-1946

Michael McCann

Burnt Out: How the Troubles Began

Pádraig Ó Caoimh

Richard Mulcahy: From the Politics of War to the Politics of Peace 1913–1924

Paul Rouse

The Hurlers

Roy Flechner

Saint Patrick Retold: The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint

Ruth Sheehy

The Life and Work of Richard King: Religion, Nationalism and Modernism (Reimagining Ireland)

Sara Baume


Sean Crosson

Gaelic Games on Film: From silent films to Hollywood hurling, horror and the emergence of Irish cinema

Shonagh Hill

Women and Embodied Mythmaking in Irish Theatre

Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch

Expressions of Nationhood in Bronze & Stone: Albert G. Power, RHA

Sinéad Gleeson


Thomas Kilroy

Over the Backyard Wall

Tom Healy

An Ireland Worth Working For: Towards a New Democratic Programme

Tomas MacConmara

The Time Of The Tans: An Oral History Of The War Of Independence In County Clare

Tony Doherty

The Skelper and Me

Úna Minh Kavanagh



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