Irish Book Awards

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  • Irish Independent
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  • Specsavers
  • Odgers Berndtson
  • writing.ie
  • Dept 51 @ Eason
  • Eason
  • Cross Pens
  • National Book Awards
  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • Ireland AM
  • Sunday Independent
  • Bookselling Ireland
  • thejournal.ie

Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards

Along with most other industries, the publishing industry has faced unprecedented challenges this year. Now, however, with the careful re-opening of the country, we are intent on making up for lost time with a blistering 2020 Awards season.  Along with headline sponsor An Post, we are determined to play a major part in foregrounding Irish writing like never before.

Given the constraints of Covid-19, you will not be surprised to hear that the Awards will be rather different this year. Currently, we are proceeding with the customary schedule of stages and after another huge surge of submissions the process of selecting the shortlists is well under way. Unsurprisingly, our two key events, the Shortlist Announcement and the Awards Ceremony cannot proceed as live events but will be staged as virtual online events only.  The key dates are as follows:

  • The Shortlist Announcement: 20th October
  • The Awards Ceremony: 25th November
  • The RTÉ  TV Awards Show: 10th December

We will be promoting the Awards as robustly as we ever, via PR, social media and especially in-store, where we will be planning a huge campaign for readers in the autumn. It is perhaps more important than ever this year to provide a promotional platform for books and booksellers before Christmas and along with our colleagues at An Post we pledge to make 2020 as big a year as it can possibly be.

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 very best of Irish writing talent.

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

 

Latest news from the awards

An Post Delivers

July 31, 2020

After three years of headline sponsorship, it’s become impossible to imagine the Irish literary sector without An Post’s energy and commitment to books, authors, and the written word. Through its dynamic #ReadersWanted campaign, An Post has shown the e …

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An Post Delivers

Submissions open for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020

June 30, 2020

Ireland’s major literary event returns to celebrate the glories of Irish writing The big sleep may soon be over and a brave new world beckons as the An Post Irish Book Awards gear up to celebrate another wonderful year for Irish writing. Along with mos …

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Submissions open for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020

Passing of a Poetry Legend

April 28, 2020

Irish literary community laments the death of the poet Eavan Boland Described by President Higgins as “one of the pre-eminent voices in Irish literature”  Eavan Boland has died from a stroke, aged 75.  Tributes have been pouring in for a woman who was …

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Passing of a Poetry Legend

An Post Irish Book Awards wins triple at the European Sponsorship Association Awards ceremony

February 27, 2020

The An Post Irish Book Awards has scooped three awards including the Grand Prix at the 2020 European Sponsorship Association Awards (ESA). Demonstrating the diversity of the ESA Awards, the Grand Prix winner was a cultural sponsorship, with the An Post …

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An Post Irish Book Awards wins triple at the European Sponsorship Association Awards ceremony

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