Everyone is invited to the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020!

For the first time ever, everyone can watch the An Post Irish Book Awards

as it happens – tune into rte.ie/culture on 25th November at 7.30pm

Great news! The An Post Irish Book Awards ceremony is online this year, meaning that everyone can tune in to watch!

RTE’s Evelyn O’Rourke will announce the winners of each of the 16 categories, including Novel of the Year, Children’s (Junior and Senior), Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports, Short Story, Poetry, Teen, Young Adult and Irish Language.

The 2020 shortlist is bursting with lots of big names and newcomers and includes the likes of Graham Norton, Marian Keyes, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Rob Kearney, Mary McAleese, Bernard Brogan, Catherine Ryan Howard, Seán O’Brien, Ray D’Arcy, Maggie O’Farrell, Emily Hourican, Roddy Doyle, Dara Ó Briain and many more. You will find the full shortlist here: https://www.irishbookawards.irish/2020-an-post-irish-book-awards-shortlist/

Tune in to watch online at rte.ie/culture on 25th November at 7.30pm and feel free to share the link with all the book lovers in your life that might be interested!

In addition, we are also looking forward to something new this year! RTÉ One will be broadcasting a special programme – the An Post Irish Book of the Year TV Show – on 10th December. This will be hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan and is set to feature interviews with some of the winning authors and the announcement of the overall An Post Irish Book of the Year 2020!

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 2020 is no different.

An Post is also continuing with their hugely successful #ReadersWanted campaign, celebrating the value and joy of reading and encouraging everyone to pick up more books, more often. Simply search for the hashtag online to get involved.


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