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2018 Award Winners

An Post Irish Book of the Year
  • Notes to Self by Emilie Pine (Tramp Press)
TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year Winner
  • Lighthouses of Ireland by Roger O’Reilly (Collins Press)
National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year (Junior) 
  • The President’s Cat by Peter Donnelly (Gill Books)
National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year (Senior)
  • Blazing a Trail by Sarah Webb and Lauren O’Neill (The O’Brien Press)
Dept 51@ Eason Teen / Young Adult Book of the Year 
  • The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)
Eason Book Club Novel of the Year
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney (Faber & Faber)
Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year
  • The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen (Gill Books)
Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year
  • Skin Deep by Liz Nugent (Penguin Ireland)
Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year
  • Notes to Self by Emilie Pine (Tramp Press)
Onside Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • People Like Me by Lynn Ruane (Gill Books)
Ireland AM Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year 
  • The Cow Book by John Connell (Granta Books)
EUROSPAR Cookbook of the Year 
  • Currabinny Cookbook by James Kavanagh and William Murray (Penguin Ireland)
Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year
  • Game Changer by Cora Staunton with Mary White (PRH Transworld Ireland)
RTÉ Radio 1’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award
  • Skin Deep by Liz Nugent (Penguin Ireland)
Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year 
  • Birthday” by Brian Kirk
Writing,ie Short Story of the Year 
  • “How to Build a Space Rocket” by Roisin O’Donnell (From The Broken Spiral ed by RM Clarke)
The Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year
  • Tuatha De Denann by Diarmuid Johnson (Leabhar Breac)