Best Irish Published Book of the Year

Best Irish Published Book of the Year

About The Award Best Irish-published award was set up to reward the excellence of native publishing and submitted titles must therefore emanate from an Irish-based publishing house.

The Best Irish Published Book of the Year 2020

Old Ireland in Colour

By John Breslin & Dr Sarah-anne Buckley

Old Ireland in Colour celebrates the rich history of Ireland and the Irish through the colour restoration of stunning images of all walks of Irish life, and the Irish abroad, throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From the chaos of the Civil War to the simple beauty of the islands, each image has been exquisitely transformed and every page is bursting with life.

The 2020 Shortlist

by Joseph O’Connor
Normal People
by Sally Rooney
Midwinter Break
by Bernard MacLaverty
Solar Bones
by Mike McCormack

Previous Winners

2019 – Children of the Troubles by Joe Duffy & Freya McClements

2018 – Lighthouses of Ireland by Roger O’Reilly

2017 – Atlas of the Irish Revolution by John Crowley, Donál Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and John Borgonovo

2016 – The Glass Shore by Sinéad Gleeson (Editor)

2015 – The Long Gaze Back by Sinéad Gleeson (Editor)

2014 – Dubliners 100 by Thomas Morris (Editor)

2013 –  A History Of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O’Toole

2012 – Atlas of the Great Irish Famine by John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy

2011 – Connemara by Tim Robinson

2010 – Good Mood Food by Donal Skehan

2009 – The Parish by Alice Taylor

2008 –  Judging Dev by Diarmaid Ferriter

2007 – Lifelines by Niall McMonagle (Editor)

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