Irish Book Awards

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.

 

Latest news from the awards

Squeeze in a Read this February 25th for Ireland Reads Day

February 19, 2021

What is Ireland Reads? Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25. Irish libraries have teamed up with publishers, booksellers, authors and others for …

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Squeeze in a Read this February 25th for Ireland Reads Day

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa named as the An Post Irish Book of the Year 2020

December 10, 2020

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa, a strikingly original combination of essay and autofiction, has been announced as the An Post Irish Book of the Year 2020. The book titles competing for the accolade were the category winners from the recen …

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A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa named as the An Post Irish Book of the Year 2020

Lee Child to receive International Recognition Award during the ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year’ TV show on RTÉ One

December 8, 2020

Lee Child, one of the world’s leading thriller writers, is set to be announced as this year’s recipient of the International Recognition Award from the 2020 An Post Irish Book Awards. The creator of the Jack Reacher series will receive his award as par …

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Lee Child to receive International Recognition Award during the ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year’  TV show on RTÉ One

Winners announced for the 2020 An Post Irish Book Awards!

November 25, 2020

Keelin Shanley, Graham Norton, and Professor Luke O’Neill were among the winning authors at this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards, held virtually on rte.ie/culture this evening. Dara McAnulty and Sinéad Burke claimed victory with their debut books, whi …

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Winners announced for the 2020 An Post Irish Book Awards!

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