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2019 Award Winners


An Post Irish Book of the Year
  • Overcoming – Vicky Phelan with Naomi Linehan (Hachette Books)
RTÉ Radio 1 Listeners’ Choice Award
  • Overcoming – Vicky Phelan with Naomi Linehan (Hachette Books) – Championed by Ray D’Arcy
Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year
  • Recovering – Richie Sadlier with Dion Fanning (Gill Books)
Avoca Cookbook of the Year
  • Cornucopia: The Green Cookbook – Tony Keogh, Aoife Carrigy, the Chefs of Cornucopia, Deirdre and Dairine McCafferty (Gill Books)
Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year
  • Cruel Acts – Jane Casey (HarperFiction)
Bookselling Ireland Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • Constellations – Sinéad Gleeson (Picador)
TheJournal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year
  • Children of the Troubles – Joe Duffy and Freya McClements (Hachette Books Ireland)
Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year
  • Tairngreacht – Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird (LeabhairComhar)
Dept51@Eason Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year
  • Other Words for Smoke – Sarah Maria Griffin (Titan Books)
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Senior
  • Shooting for the Stars - My Journey to Become Ireland’s First Astronaut – Norah Patten, illustrated by Jennifer Farley (The O’Brien Press)
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Junior
  • 123 Ireland! – Aoife Dooley (Little Island Books)
Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year
  • When All is Said – Anne Griffin (Hodder & Stoughton)
National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year
  • Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling – Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen (Gill Books)
Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year
  • Salt Rain – Audrey Molloy (Mslexia, September 2019)
Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award
  • Parrot – Nicole Flattery (The Stinging Fly, Issue 39, Volume 2, Winter 2018-19)
Ireland AM Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • Barefoot Pilgrimage – Andrea Corr (HarperNonFiction)
Eason Novel of the Year
  • Shadowplay – Joseph O’Connor (Harvill Secker)