Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards
Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards 2021. Submissions of eligible titles are welcomed from today and will close on 31st August.
As we embark upon a new awards year, it’s safe to say that things are really looking up in the Irish bookworld. Despite the pandemic, book sales have held up spectacularly well with an estimated 7.8% increase on 2019 figures in 2020 and with bookshops now fully reopened there is real optimism that this trend will continue in 2021.
Already, we can see some huge books – some already published, others still to come – that are likely to figure prominently in the quest for the coveted Awards. The shortlists will be announced on October 21st with the winners honoured at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on November 22nd in the Convention Centre Dublin. (Whether or not we can stage these events live will depend on public health guidelines pertaining at the time.)
Stay safe and enjoy a wonderful summer of reading.