Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards
UPDATE ON PLANS FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2020:
Along with every other arts project affected by the Covid 19 public health crisis, the awards trustees will review all our planned activities in the coming months. Be assured that we will be discussing a range of options and possible outcomes with sponsors and key stakeholders in the coming weeks. Until such time as we can see a clear path ahead – dependent on applicable government and health authorities guidelines – we intend to proceed with the customary schedule of stages and key dates. Accordingly, we will be opening for submissions from June 30th and publishers are invited to submit titles in the normal manner on the awards website at this time.
The shortlist launch is currently scheduled for October 22nd and the Awards Ceremony for November 25th but, undoubtedly, these may be affected in some way by future developments under the phased withdrawal from lockdown. We will update regularly at this website, but do please sign up to the official IBA newsletter to stay informed. We very much anticipate and hope we will be able to stage the 2020 Awards in, at least, some manner and look forward to promoting the vast array of new Irish writing talent this Autumn.
The An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a huge community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise the very best of Irish writing talent. The initiative consists of a range of categories including Novel of the Year, Children’s, Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports, Irish Language, Short Story, Poetry and Teen and Young Adult. A one-hour highlight television programme featuring the An Post Irish Book Awards is broadcast on RTÉ One every year.