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 31st and publishers are invited to submit titles in the normal manner on the awards website at this time.
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.