An Post Irish Book Awards - Voting Now Open


An Post Irish Book Awards - Voting Now Open


The shortlists have been announced for this year's awards and voting is open.  Vote for your favourite books of the year and you could win €100 of National Book Tokens.

The An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year the awards bring together a huge community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise the very best of Irish writing talent. 

Now, the public is invited to cast a vote. Voters will be entered into a draw to win one of four €100 National Book Tokens vouchers and voting closes on 13th November. The winners will be announced at the gala ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock, on Wednesday 20th November. Highlights of the awards event, presented by Miriam O’Callaghan, will be broadcast on RTÉ One television on Saturday 23rd.

Following its hugely successful first year sponsoring the awards in 2018, An Post has launched its #ReadersWanted campaign, celebrating the value and joy of reading and encouraging everyone to pick up more books, more often!

The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 features a diverse mix of exceptional writing from new and established writers across sixteen categories. Shortlisted writers include Kevin Barry, Edna O’Brien, Joseph O’Connor, Cecelia Ahern, Emma Dabiri, Fintan O’Toole, Samantha Power, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, Jamie Heaslip, Andrea Corr, Vicky Phelan, Diarmaid Ferriter, Sinéad Gleeson, Mary Costello, Rosita Boland, Joe Duffy and Freya McClements.

2019 shortlists