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Irish Book Of the Year 2018

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine, a book written in a collection of vivid and powerful essays, has been voted the ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018’.

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About the book:

The person who loves the addict exhausts and renews their love on a daily basis.

In this vivid and powerful collection of essays, Emilie Pine writes about all the things she shouldn’t say. Addressing addiction, fertility, feminism, sexual violence and depression, Notes to Self is raw, funny and honest.

Unsentimental and brave, this startling debut breaks new ground in the field of personal essays.

Emilie Pine, Winner of the ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year’ says: I’m delighted and honoured to win Irish Book of the Year. I have been so moved by the generosity and support of readers over the past six months. This award is the kind of validation a writer dreams of – of my story, and also of the vision of my incredible publishers, Tramp Press.”

Emilie Pine

Maria Dickenson, Chairperson of the An Post Irish Book Awards, says: “Emilie Pine’s Notes to Self was one of the great stories in Irish bookselling in 2018 and I’m delighted that the voting public has chosen it as the An Post Book of the Year.  The power and honesty of Emilie’s essays have captivated readers, and it’s truly gratifying both to see her talent rewarded and to see an Irish publisher like Tramp Press receive this well-deserved recognition.”

David McRedmond, CEO of An Post, says: “2018 was a huge year for Irish writing and no book illustrates better why An Post is delighted to sponsor the Irish Book Awards: Emilie Pine’s book, a challenging read, is deeply human and Irish, emotional and clever. An Post thanks all the voters for engaging with the Awards in such large numbers.”