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#Irish book awards

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners

“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.

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.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 14 November, 2020

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.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 12 November, 2020

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.

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

These stunning colourised photos give a new look at Ireland's past

They’ve been compiled into a book that is nominated in this year’s Irish Book Awards.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'

Author and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards – here she writes about how ghosts inspired her nominated book.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees

Once again, is sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book award.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards

Here are this year’s winners.

# irish-book-awards - Monday 18 November, 2019

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.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

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.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life'

I’ve seen species from my bedroom window that I haven’t seen anywhere else, writes Conor W. O’Brien in an extract from his book.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 24 October, 2019

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.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

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.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards

Here are this year’s winners.

# irish-book-awards - Friday 23 November, 2018

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.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

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.

# irish-book-awards - Monday 19 November, 2018

WIN: These great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards 2018

Six non-fiction books about everything from heritage to trailblazing women.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'From footballers to computer programmers - I'm blazing a trail for Ireland's hidden women'

Ever heard of aviator Lilian Bland from Antrim, or professional international footballer Anne O’Brien from Inchicore? Author Sarah Webb on why they were forgotten about, despite their achievements.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Enda Kenny's grandfather, a Dutch plane full of diamonds: Illustrating the lesser-known histories of Irish lighthouses

Roger O’Reilly’s book of illustrations looks at the hidden history of Ireland’s lighthouses.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 28 October, 2018

People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book

New book on Dún Laoghaire pier takes the reader down memory lane.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards

You can vote for your favourites across the categories.

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards

An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Atlas of the Irish Revolution named Ireland's best book of the year

It was given the award by the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards today.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

These are the best Irish books of 2017

We’ve got all the winners’ names right here.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer Irish Book Awards This post contains videos

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer

We visited the writer in his office at UCD.

# irish-book-awards - Monday 20 November, 2017

Irish Book Award nominee Deirdre Sullivan talks fairy tales and fighting procrastination Nominated This post contains videos

Irish Book Award nominee Deirdre Sullivan talks fairy tales and fighting procrastination

Her book Tanglewood and Brine is nominated in the Best Irish Published Book of the Year 2017 category.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 19 November, 2017

David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him'

It’s difficult to be even-handed about someone who arouses such strong emotions, four decades after his death, writes David McCullagh.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Ruth Fitzmaurice: 'The writing just came out - it was raw inside me'

The author of I Found My Tribe, who is married to the late Simon Fitzmaurice, is nominated for an Irish Book Award.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Newbies, celebrities, and one turkey: These Irish books are in the running to be named the best of 2017

The nominees for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book awards were announced today.

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Comedian David Walliams to get special recognition at Irish Book Awards 2017

“This is delightful news,” the Little Britain star, and children’s author, said.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Ireland’s favourite books for 2016 have been announced

The winners were announced at an award ceremony in Dublin tonight.

# irish-book-awards - Monday 14 November, 2016

"Irish readers are like no others in the world": How these homegrown publishers are making waves

We speak to two of the country’s publishers about a life in books.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Pics: Five images that tell the story of modern Ireland

Here are five images taken from 100 artworks that tell the story of a nation.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 10 November, 2016

The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long?

Music critic Michael Dervan writes about his journey to discovering more Irish composers in his book The Invisible Art, which is nominated for a Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award.

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling'

Written by Bernie McGill, this short story is taken from The Glass Shore, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

COMPETITION: Win a load of great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards

There are some super titles up for grabs.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Life, death and rock n'roll: 40 years of Ireland captured in photos

Photographer Eric Luke’s book is nominated in the Irish Book Awards.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

These are the best books in Ireland right now - and you get to vote for your favourites

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards take place in November.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 28 November, 2015

How much money did a woman pay for U2 tickets that never arrived? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many priests are going to a shopping centre in Clare to hear confession?

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'

Journalist and and Irish Book Awards-nominated editor Sinead Gleeson on why speaking out can help bring change.

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