2021 SHortlist Vote Open
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Watch the 2021 virtual ceremony, hosted by Evelyn O'Rourke
Exclusively Irish, inclusive in every other sense, the An Post Irish Book Awards brings together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – like no other awards. These are your awards – join us in celebrating Irish writing.
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
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Explore each title shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards in more detail
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An Post Irish Book Awards pays tribute to Thomas Kinsella
Winner revealed on one-hour television special on RTÉ One
Six titles competing for the ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year Award’ 2021
Record number of votes from Irish public sees Maureen Gaffney, Séamas O’Reilly, Sally Rooney, Louise Nealon, and Fintan O’Toole among the winners
An Post Irish Book of the Year TV show on RTÉ One & RTÉ Player
THE 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.
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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