an post irish book awards
winners 2022

Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year
Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year
National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year
Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year
Writing.ie Short Story of the Year
Listowel Writers' Week Poem of the Year
Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year
Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year
Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Senior)
Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Junior)
Dubray Biography of the Year
Eason Sports Book of the Year, in association with Ireland AM
Avoca Cookbook of the Year
Bookstation Lifestyle Book of the Year
Odgers Berndtson Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Eason Novel of the Year
TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year

2022 Shortlist Announced

Scroll through all of this year's shortlists by clicking the button below.

Welcome to the An Post Irish Book Awards 2022. 

As we head towards the climax of 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 The An Post Irish Book Awards.

Some wonderful books have been published this year. The shortlists have just been announced and the winners will be honoured at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on November 23rd in the Convention Centre Dublin. We are super-excited that the event can be staged live and in-person this year and look forward to meeting up with old friends to share in the camaraderie that characterises the book trade in Ireland.

To have your say in who will carry off the glittering prizes come November cast your vote for your favourites here.

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An Post Irish Book Awards Book of The Year 2021

Shortlist revealed, check out who made the list below.

Some Key Dates for your Diary

31st

August

Submissions Close

20th

October

Shortlist Launch at The GPO, O’Connell Street

23rd

November

Winners Announced at The Convention Centre Dublin

7th

DECEMBER

An Post Irish Book of the Year TV show on RTÉ One & RTÉ Player

An Post Irish Book Awards Book of The Year 2022

Books by Charlie Bird, Kellie Harrington, Sally Hayden, Louise Kennedy, Marian Keyes and Ellen Ryan have been nominated for this significant accolade

The winner will be revealed during a one-hour television special presented by Oliver Callan on RTÉ One on Wednesday 7 December

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.

Explore the latest updates from the An Post Irish Book Awards

Six titles in the running for prestigious overall ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year Award’ 2022

Books by Charlie Bird, Kellie Harrington, Sally Hayden, Louise Kennedy, Marian Keyes and Ellen Ryan nominated for significant accolade
Winners of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2022 announced
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Vicky Phelan at the age of 48.
Enright joins host of distinguished recipients such as Sebastian Barry, Tóibín, Eavan Boland, Maeve Binchy and Seamus Heaney

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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!"

Ivan O'Brien

Managing Director, The O'Brien Press

"Really fantastic media campaign this year, I thought, the APIBAs really were everywhere."

Joseph O'Connor

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!”

Maire Logue

Festival Manager, Listowel Writers’ Week

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