The An Post Irish Book Awards have announced their 2021 shortlist, featuring writing across 20 categories. The 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.”
Titles and authors of genre interest follow.
Eason Novel of the Year
- The Echo Chamber, John Boyne (Doubleday/Transworld)
- The Magician, Colm Tóibín (Scribner)
- White City, Kevin Power (Scribner)
National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year
TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year
- Corpsing: My Body and Other Horror Shows, Sophie White (Tramp)
- Look! It’s a Woman Writer!, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne (Arlen)
Teen/Young Adult Book of the Year
- What Love Looks Like, Jarlath Gregory (The O’Brien)
The 2021 Book of the Year winner will be broadcast on RTÉ ONE on December 8, 2021. For the full list of categories, see their website.
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