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Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards

Winners of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 announced

Joseph O’Connor, Vicky Phelan and Andrea Corr were among the winning authors at this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards.

2019 Award winners & shortlists

First awarded in 2006, the An Post Irish Book Awards showcase a diverse mix of exceptional writing from new and established writers across sixteen categories, with this year’s star-studded awards ceremony taking place in the Convention Centre Dublin. A host of Ireland’s leading writers, publishers, booksellers and media personalities were all in attendance to see the winners claim their awards.

Acclaimed Irish author and journalist Colm Tóibín received the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the central position he has occupied in the cultural life of Ireland for over three decades, with works including Brooklyn, The Master and The Testament of Mary.

This year’s ceremony was hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan and Evelyn O’Rourke, and full highlights of the An Post Irish Book Awards will be broadcast on RTÉ One at 11.15pm on Saturday 23rd November.

Readers everywhere are now being invited to vote for their overall An Post Irish Book of the Year.  The winner will be announced in January, and all voters are also in with a chance of winning €100 worth of National Book Tokens.

 

 

Latest news from the awards

Winners of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 announced

November 20, 2019

Joseph O’Connor, Vicky Phelan, Sinéad Gleeson, Joe Duffy and Freya McClements, Andrea Corr, Richie Sadlier, Anne Griffin and Jane Casey among the winners  Colm Tóibín honoured with Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award Voting now open for the ‘An Post …

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Winners of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 announced

Shortlist unveiled for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019

October 24, 2019

Shortlist includes Kevin Barry, Edna O’Brien, Joseph O’Connor, Cecelia Ahern, Emma Dabiri, Niall Breslin, Fintan O’Toole, Samantha Power, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, Jamie Heaslip, Donal Skehan, Andrea Corr, Vicky Phelan, Diarmaid Ferriter, Sinéad …

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Shortlist unveiled for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019

Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin announced as recipient of The An Post International Recognition Award for 2019

August 21, 2019

George R.R. Martin, the world-renowned author and creative force behind Game of Thrones, is to receive The An Post International Recognition Award as part of this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards. The celebrated fantasy writer will receive the accolade …

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Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin announced as recipient of The An Post International Recognition Award for 2019

All crime writers are asking is for a little respect

July 27, 2019

Some years ago, a friend of mine secured a writer-in-residence gig which entailed living in the Borders cottage of the great Scottish poet, Hugh MacDiarmid. As a major fan, I blagged an invitation and was soon en route to Biggar to see how the great ma …

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All crime writers are asking is for a little respect