Irish Book Awards

Supported by

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

Submissions for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2018 are open now. Please submit your book here.

2017 winners and shortlists:
Fiction Awards 2017
Nonfiction Awards 2017

Key dates:

Submissions close – 7th September
Shortlist launch – 31st October (tbc)
An Post Irish Book Awards 2018– 27th November

 

Latest news from the awards

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

Winners of Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 revealed

November 28, 2017

Winners include Bernard MacLaverty, Marian Keyes, Ruth Fitzmaurice, Fergal Keane, John Connolly, Philly McMahon with Niall Kelly, Sarah Webb with illustrator Steve McCarthy, Julie Parsons and Darach Ó Séaghdha Bernard MacLaverty, Marian Keyes, Judi Cur …

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Winners of Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 revealed