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# an post irish book awards

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Paul Murray's The Bee Sting wins Novel of the Year at An Post Irish Book Awards
The awards were held this evening at the Convention Centre in Dublin.
This month
November 2023
Six Ukrainian writers shortlisted for 'New Voices' writing prize at Irish Book Awards
The category will honor a short story, essay or poem written in either English or Ukrainian about the experience of fleeing and exile.
Last year
Ireland's best reads of 2022 awarded at An Post Irish Book Awards
Were your favourite authors among the winners?
In photos: The fascinating world of the Skelligs
The authors of The Book of the Skelligs share some of their insights, along with stunning photographs.
Opinion: What photographing abandoned Ireland taught me about the country's past
An Post Irish Book Awards nominee Rebecca Brownlie writes about what she’s learned through taking photos of abandoned buildings.
Opinion: How the Kildare Mutiny helped set the gardaí on their unarmed path
Garda Stephen Moore writes about a pivotal moment for An Garda Siochána – his book is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.
WIN: The books nominated in The Journal's category at the An Post Irish Book Awards
Here’s how to enter.
Anne Enright to be honoured with lifetime achievement award
The award will be given to the lauded author at the An Post Irish Book Awards later this month.
All time
Manchán Magan: 'Our perception of the world can change when we see things through the Irish language'
The author and broadcaster writes about researching his latest book on the Irish language and the many colourful words in it.
Opinion: What I discovered reading the letters sent to Ireland's Presidents over the decades
Flor MacCarthy shares the uplifting and often heartbreaking real-life stories she discovered while reading the Presidents’ letters.
Extract: 'Thanks to climate change, Ireland's coastlines won't be in the same place'
What does the future look like for Ireland’s coasts? Two of the authors of the An Post Irish Book Awards-nominated Coastal Atlas of Ireland explain.
Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'
Eilis Ní Dhuibhne writes about how women writers in Ireland faced a range of barriers up until recent decades.
What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in
Here’s how you can tune in – and who’s nominated in’s sponsored category.
A Page From My Life: Three stories of love, parenthood and revelation from Irish people
Read three people’s personal stories taken from A Page From My Life, which is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.
How the Twilight Together photo project captured the mood (and hearts) of the nation
We spoke to photographer Ruth Medjber about putting the project together this summer.
Dare to dream: The Irish people who aimed high and did the country proud
Sarah Webb writes about why she wanted to inspire young people through bringing them the story of some fascinating Irish achievers.
Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words
Ancient Irish texts teach us about how people saw the world back then, as the authors of a new book explain.
Kevin Barry, Sinéad Gleeson and Edna O'Brien amongst this year's Irish Book Awards nominees
Once again, is sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book award.
Readers vote confessional essay collection Notes to Self the best Irish book of 2018
The book, written by Emilie Pine, was published by Tramp Press.
Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards
Here are this year’s winners.
Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death
Immunologist Luke O’Neill writes about how death fascinates us all, but once upon a time it was sometimes a tricky thing for a doctor to confirm.
Once upon a time, Ireland was full of penguins - here's how they disappeared
No, not the chocolate bars – real penguins. Author Rob Maguire explains.
WIN: These great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards 2018
Six non-fiction books about everything from heritage to trailblazing women.
Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards
You can vote for your favourites across the categories.