It’s that time of the year again! The An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a huge community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise the very best of Irish writing talent. The 2018 shortlist was announced last night in the GPO and we’re absolutely thrilled that two New Island titles have made the cut!
Mia Gallagher has been shortlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year for her short story Polyfilla, taken from her stunning first collection, Shift.
People on the Pier by Marian Thérèse Keyes and Betty Stenson has been shortlisted for the Journal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year.
Congratulations to our authors, and to the rest of the shortlist!
Now, we need you! The public are being asked to cast their votes online for the best books of the year. Votes may be cast until Friday November 23rd, and the winners will be announced on November 27th. Four lucky voters will each win €100 of National Book Tokens.
We would really appreciate your vote!