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AWARDS SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED – VOTERS WANTED!

Today we announced the shortlists for the 2020 An Post Irish Book Awards!

Covid has curtailed many things in our lives but happily it cannot stem the tide of literary creativity which The An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate annually. This year we are delighted to bring you over 100 writers whose brilliant work represents the very best of Irish writing in 2020 including many familiar faces alongside some new ones.

We warmly congratulate all of our shortlisted writers and  illustrators. We thank them for their books and for helping us get through a difficult year.  Now it’s time for ordinary readers to get involved, primarily by casting their votes for their favourite books in each category.  You can also join the conversation on the awards at the following hashtags: #ReadersWanted #VotersWanted #APIBAS20

Vote An Post Irish Book Awards 2020

The category winners will be announced in a virtual Awards Ceremony on November 25th hosted by Evelyn O’Rourke so be sure to tune in.  Then, on December 10th, a brand new TV programme – An Post Irish Book of the Year will be shown on RTÉ One and will be hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan featuring interviews with some of the winning authors and the announcement of  the overall An Post Irish Book of the Year.

The An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a huge community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise the best of Irish writing talent.

Join with us in celebrating another wonderful year for Irish writing.

 

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