Irish Book Awards

Supported by

Post
  • Books Are My Bag
  • Sunday Independent
  • Onside
  • RTE Radio
  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • Ireland AM
  • Dept 51 @ Eason
  • thejournal.ie
  • Eurospar
  • National Book Awards
  • RTE Arts
  • RTE One
  • Specsavers
  • Eason Book Club
  • Irish Independent
  • writing.ie

Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards

An Post, the nation’s postal services provider, has signed a three year headline sponsorship agreement with the Irish Book Awards, opening a new chapter in the history of one of Ireland’s most distinguished and popular literary events. This new partnership with An Post promises to be a wonderful fit for the awards and we are delighted to team up with a nationally recognised brand of such historical distinction, a sponsor who shares our goals and ambitions for the advancement of books and reading in Ireland. Together we intend to spread the word about our unique literary culture with renewed energy and commitment.

The Irish Book Awards have become a landmark event in the Irish bookselling calendar, supported by the entire industry and, with An Post on board as the headline sponsor, we will bring the event to an exciting new level, celebrating the vibrancy of the Irish book business.  To Ireland’s readers, writers, publishers, booksellers and librarians, we invite you to join with us in celebrating the birth of The An Post Irish Book Awards.

2017 winners and shortlists:
Fiction Awards 2017
Nonfiction Awards 2017

Key dates:

Submissions close – 7th September
Shortlist launch – 25th of October at 7pm
An Post Irish Book Awards 2018– 27th November

 

Latest news from the awards

An Post’s Unveils National Campaign #ReadersWanted

September 24, 2018

Today An Post unveils #ReadersWanted, a national campaign which celebrates the value and joy of reading and encourages everyone to pick up more books, more often.  The campaign is in support of An Post’s sponsorship of the Irish Book Awards and runs ac …

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An Post’s Unveils National Campaign #ReadersWanted

An Post signs headline sponsorship agreement in an exciting new chapter for the Irish Book Awards

June 27, 2018

Submissions now open for ‘The An Post Irish Book Awards 2018’ New Irish language category added for 2018 event An Post has signed a three year headline sponsorship agreement with the Irish Book Awards, heralding a new chapter in the history of one of I …

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An Post signs headline sponsorship agreement in an exciting new chapter for the Irish Book Awards

President Higgins honours the CUP team behind the Irish Book of the Year 2017, The Atlas of the Irish Revolution

February 1, 2018

At a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin, President Higgins honours the CUP team behind the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Year 2017, The Atlas of the Irish Revolution. This wonderful book is now reprinted and back in all good bookshops. President Higg …

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President Higgins honours the CUP team behind the Irish Book of the Year 2017, The Atlas of the Irish Revolution

‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and Dr. John Borgonovo named as the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2017

December 19, 2017

‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’, a book which tells the full story of Ireland’s revolutionary history from 1913 to 1923, has been voted the ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year’ for 2017. The ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2017’ was chosen by a publi …

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‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and Dr. John Borgonovo named as the  Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2017