The An Post Irish Book Awards 2021 Shortlists

The An Post Irish Book Awards 2021 Shortlists

The An Post Irish Book Awards 2021 shortlists have just been announced, Some fabulous titles shortlisted this year. So many gems to choose from. Click titles below to see more. (Almost) all titles available in-store or online.

Happy reading!

Eason Novel of the Year

Newcomer of the Year

Popular Fiction Book of the Year

Crime Fiction Book of the Year

Sports Book of the Year

Ireland Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Biography of the Year

Cookbook of the Year

Lifestyle Book of the Year

Best Irish Published Book of the Year

Children’s Book of the Year (Senior)

Children’s Book of the Year (Junior)

Teen / Young Adult Book of the Year

RTÉ Audience Choice Award

Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year

  • Donal Ryan
  • John Boyne
  • Liz Nugent
  • Marian Keyes
  • Maggie O’Farrell
  • Rónán Hession

Short Story of the Year

  • Blackthorns by Bernard MacLaverty from Blank Pages & Other Stories
  • Coming In On Time by Stuart Neville from The Traveller and Other Stories
  • Little Lives by Deirdre Sullivan from I Want to Know That I Will Be OK
  • The Leaving Place by Jan Carson from The Black Dreams
  • The Wake by Allen Murrin from Waves of Change
  • Worms by Roddy Doyle from Life Without Children

Irish Poem of the Year

  • Driftwood by Karen J McDonell
  • Glissando by Noel King
  • Longboat at Portaferry by Siobhán Campbell
  • Sestina for the Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze by Michael Naghten Shanks

Irish Language Book of the Year

  • An Cheathrú Rua agus na hOileáin sa Naoú hAois Déag by Áine Ní Chonghaile
  • Inní by Réaltán Ní Leannáin
  • Madame Lazare by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
  • Mé Suibhne by Feargal Ó Béarra
  • Ré na bhFathach by Colm Ó Ceallacháin

Bookshop of the Year
Bridge Books - Dromore
Bridge Street Books - Wicklow
Carrigaline Bookshop - Carrigaline
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop - Galway
Halfway Up the Stairs - Greystones
Hodges Figgis - Dublin 2
Kenny’s Bookshop & Art Gallery - Galway
Kerr’s Bookshop - Clonakilty
Little Acorns Bookstore - Derry
Maynooth Bookshop - Maynooth
No Alibis Bookstore - Belfast
Tertulia Bookshop - Westport
The Company of Books - Dublin 6
Woodbine Books - Kilcullen
Woulfe’s Bookshop - Listowel

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