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 are in the running for the accolade of ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year 2022’.
The six titles competing for the overall An Post Irish Book of the Year were category winners at the recent An Post Irish Book Awards, and have been selected based on the fact that they accrued the highest number of votes during the shortlist voting process across all categories.
The six nominated titles are:
The overall ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year 2022’ winner will now be decided by a distinguished panel of judges, including a bookstore chain chief executive, two literary editors, a best selling novelist, and the CEO of Children’s Books Ireland.
The judging panel consists of:
One of the six titles will be revealed as the ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year 2022’ during a one-hour television special hosted by Oliver Callan on RTÉ One on Wednesday 7th December at 10.35pm.
Since its inception, the An Post Irish Book Awards Book of the Year Award has been won by a series of landmark titles which have gone on to become Christmas bestsellers and firm favourites with readers.
Previous winners of the An Post Irish Book of the Year include Fintan O’Toole for We Don’t Know Ourselves, Doireann Ni Ghriofa for A Ghost in the Throat, the late Vicky Phelan for Overcoming, Emilie Pine for Notes to Self, John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy, and John Borgonovo for Atlas of the Irish Revolution, Mike McCormack for Solar Bones, Louise O’Neill for Asking For It, Mary Costello for Academy St, Donal Ryan for The Spinning Heart, Michael Harding for Staring at Lakes, and Belinda McKeon for Solace.
Tune into RTÉ One at 10:35pm on Wednesday 7th December to find out who wins the
An Post Irish Book of the Year 2022.
First awarded in 2006, the An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a vast community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise the very best of Irish writing talent and 2022 is no different.
The 2022 winners, outlined below, were announced earlier this week:
Eason Novel of the Year
TheJournal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year
Odgers Berndtson Non-fiction Book of the Year
Avoca Cookbook of the Year
Eason Sports Book of the Year in Association with Ireland AM
Dubray Biography of the Year
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Junior
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Senior
Bookselling Ireland Teen and Young Adult Book of the Year
An Post Irish Bookshop of the Year
Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year
Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year
Writing.ie Short Story of the Year
Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year
National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year
Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year
Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year