Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards
Shortlist unveiled for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019
The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 features a diverse mix of exceptional writing from new and established writers across sixteen categories. Shortlisted writers include Kevin Barry, Edna O’Brien, Joseph O’Connor, Cecelia Ahern, Emma Dabiri, Fintan O’Toole, Samantha Power, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, Jamie Heaslip, Andrea Corr, Vicky Phelan, Diarmaid Ferriter, Sinéad Gleeson, Mary Costello, Rosita Boland, Joe Duffy and Freya McClements.
This year, as the official media partner of the An Post Irish Book Awards, RTÉ has introduced the RTÉ Radio 1 Listeners’ Choice Award. Five of the station’s biggest names – Miriam O’Callaghan, Joe Duffy, Sean O’Rourke, Ray D’Arcy and Ryan Tubridy – have each selected their favourite book of the year, and all five books are by Irish writers.
The An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year we bring together a huge community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise the very best of Irish writing talent. The winners will be announced at the gala ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, on Wednesday 20th November. Highlights of the awards event, presented by Miriam O’Callaghan, will be broadcast on RTÉ One television on Saturday 23rd.
Following its hugely successful first year sponsoring the awards in 2018, An Post has launched its #ReadersWanted campaign, celebrating the value and joy of reading and encouraging everyone to pick up more books, more often so look out for those super-slick ads across all media in the coming weeks.
Submissions close – 31st August
Shortlist launch – 24th October in the GPO
An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 – 20th of November in The Convention Centre Dublin