Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year

Shortlisted 2022

Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb is an award-winning children’s writer, and her books include Blazing a Trail: Irish Women who Changed the World (illustrated by Lauren O’Neill) and A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood (illustrated by Steve McCarthy), both winners of Irish Book Awards, and Dare to Dream: Irish People Who Took on the World (and Won!) illustrated by Graham Corcoran. She runs creative writing clubs for children and teens, reviews children’s books for the Irish Independent, and programmes children’s and family events for book festivals and MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland). She also works part-time in children’s bookshop Halfway Up the Stairs, where she is Events Manager. Sarah is passionate about bringing children and books together and was awarded the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Books in Ireland.

Other authors shortlisted in this category...

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Sally Rooney

Roisin Meaney

Louise O’Neill

John Boyne

Catherine Ryan Howard


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