Irish Book Awards

Supported by

  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • RTÉ Offical Media Partner
  • Books Are My Bag
  • Eason Book Club
  • Specsavers
  • Sunday Independent
  • Dept 51 @ Eason
  • National Book Awards
  • Onside
  • Ireland AM
  • Irish Independent

Dept 51 @ Eason Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year

The rationale behind the Teen & Young Adult category was to further sub-divide the children’s categories in a way that made more sense in terms of target audience and we hope that the three-category format will address the issue.  This category is aimed at readers aged 12 years and over. Dept 51 @ Eason are the first sponsors of this category which is currently one of the hottest trends in publishing.

  • 2018 The Weight of a Thousand Feathersby Brian Conaghan
  • 2017 Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan illustrated by Karen Vaughan