Irish Book Awards

Supported by

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

Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards

After a blistering first year of An Post’s sponsorship, we at the Irish Book Awards are absolutely committed to strengthening our partnership so that together we can spread the word about Irish books, Irish authors, and our uniquely successful literary culture.

Last year, we said that An Post promised to be a wonderful fit for the awards and so it proved.  Here is a sponsor who shares our goals and ambitions for the advancement of books and reading in Ireland and boy, did they deliver on that promise.  By every available metric, the 2018 awards were the most successful ever with a vibrant promotional campaign, a wonderful Awards Dinner with accompanying RTE highlights show, and a list of winners unanimously celebrated as representing the best of Irish writing at a time when it has never been more popular at home and abroad.

But to demonstrate that the awards can be more than just a late-season climax to the publishing year, An Post’s brilliant activation plans — encapsulated in the Readers Wanted campaign – left us reeling in admiration for the sheer imaginative creativity of the project. Suddenly, everywhere you looked online or outside in the real world, there we were, our names riding high on those wonderful cutting-edge graphics.  And there has been no slackening of the pace as this recent children’s writing competition would suggest.

So hats off to An Post and please note, we will be opening for submissions from July 1st and note too that the Gala Dinner will this year take place on November 20th in the new location of the spectacular Convention Centre Dublin .

Irish Book Awards 2018 Full Show from Another Avenue on Vimeo.

AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2018 WINNERS 

Key dates:

Submissions for the 2019 awards will be accepted from 1st July 2019

Gala dinner will take place on the 20th of November 2019

Latest news from the awards

An Post, in association with the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), presented national awards for creative writing to winners of the 2019 Scéal Eile competition

May 20, 2019

The competition is rooted in primary and secondary children’s love of books and is part of the An Post Education Awards, in its 35th year promoting literacy and learning for generations of Irish students. Scéal Eile saw students from all levels revisit …

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An Post, in association with the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), presented national awards for creative writing to winners of the 2019 Scéal Eile competition

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine Named An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018

January 29, 2019

Notes to Self  by Emilie Pine, a book written in a collection of vivid and powerful essays, has been voted the ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018’. The ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018’ was chosen by a public vote from the list of category winner …

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Notes to Self by Emilie Pine Named An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018

Winners of The An Post Irish Book Awards 2018 Revealed

November 27, 2018

Sally Rooney, Liz Nugent, James Kavanagh & William Murray, Emilie Pine, Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen, Cora Staunton, Sarah Webb, Lynn Ruane, Roger O’Reilly, Diarmuid Johnson and Peter Donnelly among the winners. It is an exceptionally strong ye …

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Winners of The An Post Irish Book Awards 2018 Revealed

Shortlist unveiled for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2018

October 25, 2018

Shortlist includes Donal Ryan, Anna Burns, Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen, Sally Rooney, Ryan Tubridy, Robert Ballagh, Liz Nugent, Graham Norton, Niall Breslin, Matt Cooper, Mary Robinson, Des Cahill, Emilie Pine, James Kavanagh & William Murray, …

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Shortlist unveiled for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2018