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EASON

NOVEL OF THE YEAR

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White City
Kevin Power
The Magician
Colm Tóibín
The Echo Chamber
John Boyne
Small Things Like These
Claire Keegan
Panenka
Rónán Hession
Beautiful World, Where Are you
Sally Rooney

IRISH INDEPENDENT

CRIME FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By
The Killing Kind
Jane Casey
The Devils Advocate
Steve Cavanagh
The Dark Room
Sam Blake
April In Spain
John Banville
All her fault
Andrea Mara
56 Days
Catherine Ryan Howard

Eason

SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

In Association with Ireland AM

Sponsored By
Unbroken
Aidan O’Mahony
The Nation Holds Its Breath
George Hamilton
Fight or Flight
Keith Earls
Devotion
Mickey Harte
Dark Blue
Shane Carthy
Crossing the Line
Willie Anderson

Sunday INDEPENDENT

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By
Snowflake
Louise Nealon
Holding Her Breath
Eimear Ryan
Diving for Pearls
Jamie O’Connell
Dinner Party: A Tragedy
Sarah Gilmartin
Boys Don’t Cry
Fíona Scarlett
A Crooked Tree
Una Mannion

ODGERS BERNTDSON

NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By
We Don’t Know Ourselves
Fintan O’Toole
The Best Catholics in The World
Derek Scally
Northern Protestants on Shifting Ground
Susan McKay
Four Years in The Cauldron
Brian O'Donovan
Between Two Hells
Diarmaid Ferriter
A State of Emergency
Richard Chambers

DUBRAY

BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By
Rememberings
Sinéad O’Connor
Openhearted
Ann Ingle
Gas Man
Colin Black
Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?
Séamas O'Reilly
Boy 11963
John Cameron
Belonging
Catherine Corless

RTÉ

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Sponsored By
Your One Wild and Precious Life
Dr Maureen Gaffney
Openhearted
Ann Ingle
Nora
Nuala O'Connor
Nanny, Ma & Me
Jade, Dominique & Kathleen Jordan
As The Smoke Clears
Zoe Holohan

NATIONAL BOOK TOKENS

POPULAR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By
Three Weddings and a Proposal
Sheila O'Flanagan
The Guinness Girls
Emily Hourican
Normal Sheeple
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly
Freckles
Cecelia Ahern
Aisling and The City
Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
About Us
Sinéad Moriarty

BOOKSTATION

LIFESTYLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By
Ranger 22
Ray Goggins
Mindfull
Dermot Whelan
High Hopes
Steve Garrigan
Décor Galore
Laura De Barra
Awaken Your Power Within
Gerry Hussey
A Cloud Where the Birds Rise
Michael Harding and Jacob Stack

THEJOURNAL.IE

BEST IRISH PUBLISHED BOOK OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By
Unsettled
Rosaleen McDonagh
Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature
Manchán Magan
The Presidents’ Letters
Flor MacCarthy
The Coastal Atlas of Ireland
Robert Devoy, Val Cummins, Barry Brunt, Darius Bartlett & Sarah Kandrot
Tea for One
Alice Taylor
Look! It’s a Woman Writer!
Éilís Ní Dhuibhne
Corpsing
Sophie White

SPECSAVERS

CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR (SENIOR)

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The Shadows of Rookhaven
Pádraig Kenny
The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street
Sarah Webb
The Summer I Robbed A Bank
David O’Doherty
Mr Spicebag
Freddie Alexander
Lily’s Dream
Judi Curtin
Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares
Paul Howard

SPECSAVERS

CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR (JUNIOR)

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Up on the Mountain
Peter Donnelly
There’s a Ghost in this House
Oliver Jeffers
Puffling and the Egg
Erika McGann & Gerry Daly
Maybe…
Chris Haughton
Evie’s Christmas Wish
Siobhán Parkinson
A Hug For You
David King

TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR

What Love Looks Like
Jarlath Gregory
The New Girl
Sinéad Moriarty
The Legend of Valentine Sorrow
Caroline Busher
Not My Problem
Ciara Smyth
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating
Adiba Jaigirdar
Baby Teeth
Meg Grehan

Bookselling Ireland

COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR

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Trisha’s 21-Day Reset
Trisha Lewis
The Daly Dish Rides Again
Gina and Karol Daly
Soup, Broth, Bread
Rachel Allen
Learn to Cook with Neven
Neven Maguire
Darina Allen: How to Cook
Darina Allen
Everyday Cook
Donal Skehan

Love Leabhar Gaeilge

Irish language Book of the Year OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By
Ré na bhFathach
Colm Ó Ceallacháin
Madame Lazare
Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
Mé Suibhne
Feargal Ó Béarra
Inní
Réaltán Ní Leannáin
An Cheathrú Rua agus na hOileáin sa Naoú hAois Déag
Áine Ní Chonghaile

LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND

AUTHOR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By

Rónán Hession

Marian Keyes

Maggie O’Farrell

Liz Nugent

John Boyne

Donal Ryan

Listowel Writer's Week

Poem OF THE YEAR

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Writing.IE

Short Story OF THE YEAR

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