The Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year

The Library Association of Ireland

Author of the Year 2021

About the award

We are pleased to welcome The Library Association of Ireland to our slate of sponsors and partners. The Author of the Year award will go to an Irish author whose works contributed significantly to the reader experience and enjoyment of Irish books during 2021, as nominated by librarians and library book club members.

The following organisations made the LAI’s support possible:
Maynooth University Library
Dublin City University Library
Kildare County Council Libraries
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Libraries
Wexford County Council Libraries
The Consortium of National and University Libraries (CONUL)
University of Limerick Library
Dublin City Council Libraries

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Now open for submissions

The Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year

If you are an LAI member or a member of an affiliated book club and have been invited to nominate an author for the LAI Author of the Year please click the button below and fill out the form.

The Shortlist 2021

Rónán Hession

Marian Keyes

Maggie O’Farrell

Liz Nugent

John Boyne

Donal Ryan

WHy NOT HAVE YOUR SAY?

Vote for your favourite books by following the link below & you could win €100 of National Book Tokens