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The An Post Irish Book Awards Book of the Year 2021

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

The An Post Irish Book Awards Book of the Year is the culmination of the Awards season, electing a single title to the honorific, Book of the Year. As such, it should be the book which, on a number of relevant criteria, represents the very best of Irish publishing in a given year.

The winner of the An Post Irish Book of the Year 2021 will be crowned on RTÉ One at 10.35pm where we’ll hear from each of the six contenders below as they compete for this prestigious prize.

The Nominee's

An Post Irish Book of the Year

Previous Winners

2020

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

A Ghost in the Throat

by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

2019

Overcoming by Vicky Phelan

Overcoming

by Vicky Phelan

2018

Notes to self by Emilie Pine

Notes to Self

by Emilie Pine

2017

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

Solar Bones

by Mike McCormack

2016

Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and Dr. John Borgonovo

Atlas of the Irish Revolution’

by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and Dr. John Borgonovo

2015

Asking For It by Louise O'Neill

Asking for It

by Louise O’Neill

2014

Academy Street by Mary Costello

Academy Street

by Mary Costello

2013

Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding

Staring at Lakes

by Michael Harding

2012

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

The Spinning Heart

by Donal Ryan

2011

Solace by Belinda McKeon

Solace

by Belinda McKeon