This award was created to reward the most promising first-time author published in Ireland in any given year. The award is unrestricted by genre. In 2011, sponsorship of the award passed to our longtime media partner, The Sunday Independent, whose literary editor Madeleine Keane has been a strong supporter of new writing in her literary pages.
- 2011 Solace by Belinda McKeon More >>
- 2010 JFK in Ireland by Ryan Tubridy More >>
- 2009 Confessions of a Fallen Angel by Ronan O’Brien More >>
- 2008 With My Lazy Eye by Julia Kelly More >>
- 2007 The Goddess Guide by Gisele Scanlon More >>
Click here for Eligibility guidelines