Irish Book Awards


Ireland Reads

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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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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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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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 this evening. Dara McAnulty and Sinéad Burke claimed victory with their debut books, whi …

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Shortlist Unveiled for the An Post Irish National Book Awards 2020

October 20, 2020

Shortlist includes Keelin Shanley, Graham Norton, Marian Keyes, Steve Cavanagh, Roz Purcell, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Rob Kearney, Mary McAleese, Bernard Brogan, Catherine Ryan Howard, Seán O’Brien, Liz Nugent, Mark Tighe & Paul R …

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An Post Delivers

July 31, 2020

After three years of headline sponsorship, it’s become impossible to imagine the Irish literary sector without An Post’s energy and commitment to books, authors, and the written word. Through its dynamic #ReadersWanted campaign, An Post has shown the e …

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Submissions open for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020

June 30, 2020

Ireland’s major literary event returns to celebrate the glories of Irish writing The big sleep may soon be over and a brave new world beckons as the An Post Irish Book Awards gear up to celebrate another wonderful year for Irish writing. Along with mos …

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Passing of a Poetry Legend

April 28, 2020

Irish literary community laments the death of the poet Eavan Boland Described by President Higgins as “one of the pre-eminent voices in Irish literature”  Eavan Boland has died from a stroke, aged 75.  Tributes have been pouring in for a woman who was …

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An Post Irish Book Awards wins triple at the European Sponsorship Association Awards ceremony

February 27, 2020

The An Post Irish Book Awards has scooped three awards including the Grand Prix at the 2020 European Sponsorship Association Awards (ESA). Demonstrating the diversity of the ESA Awards, the Grand Prix winner was a cultural sponsorship, with the An Post …

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Death of a Dear Friend – Keelin Shanley

February 10, 2020

It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely death of Keelin Shanley. Keelin was an award-winning journalist, a widely-respected RTÉ broadcaster and a true friend of the An Post Irish Book Awards. Along with RTÉ colleague, Evelyn O’Rourke, …

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