Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards 2022.
Submissions of eligible titles are welcomed from 1st June until 31st August.
As we embark upon a new awards year, we do so more than ever convinced that Irish literature is the gift that keeps on giving. Irish writers have never been more prominent and well-respected globally and we are proud to celebrate their achievements annually in these awards.
Some wonderful books have been published already this year. Many more will follow in the coming months and the best of them will figure prominently in the quest for the glittering prizes come November. The shortlists will be announced on October 20th with the winners honoured at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on November 23rd in the Convention Centre Dublin. The bookings have been made and we are optimistic that the key events can be staged live and in-person this year. It will be wonderful to meet up with old friends and share in the camaraderie that characterises the book business in Ireland.
To keep pace with developments, log in to the website regularly. Public voting will begin directly after the shortlist launch but meanwhile, here’s wishing you a wonderful summer. Keep reading!
Some Key Dates for your Diary
Shortlist Launch at The GPO, O’Connell Street
Winners Announced at The Convention Centre Dublin
An Post Irish Book of the Year TV show on RTÉ One & RTÉ Player
An Post Irish Book Awards Book of The Year 2021
A book that will remain important for a very long time – a reflection of who we are and where we came from. Truly, this is a book for the ages.
Judging Panel's Verdict
Recap the 2021 Winning Books & Authors
Learn about our Judging Process
The An Post Irish Book Awards are different in character from conventional literary awards where winners attract the subjective approval of a jury normally comprising 3-5 judges. To decide fifteen awards in this way would be impractical and inimical to our aim to canvass the widest possible sector of the reading public.
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Some kind words from guests and friends of the An Post Irish Book Awards
"The An Post Irish Book Awards took a fantastic campaign and reimagined it for an online world. The buy-in from all partners was clear to see, and the results were very good. Well done!"
Managing Director, The O'Brien Press
Award Winning Author
"You do an amazing job with these Awards and it’s so exciting for everyone involved with books in Ireland – the Awards have really added so much energy, excitement and debate."
Dr Marian Thérèse Keyes
Senior Executive Librarian, dlr LexIcon and Reader Development
“It was a wonderful night for Irish Authors and Irish Books and shows the literary talent that is in Ireland right now!”
Festival Manager, Listowel Writers’ Week
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