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From Cooking to Crime...

Discover the best books of the year as the winners of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2023 are announced.

2023 Winners

  • Best Irish-Published Book of the Year - Sunday Miscellany - Ed: Sarah Binchy     
  • Dubray Non-Fiction Book of the Year - A Thread of Violence - Mark O'Connell          
  • Bookstation Lifestyle Book of the Year - The Hike Life - Roz Purcell     
  • Cookbook of the Year – Flavour - Mark Moriarty         
  • Eason Sports Book of the Year - The Grass Ceiling - Eimear Ryan          
  • Bookselling Ireland Biography of the Year – Poor - Katriona O'Sullivan                            
  • Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award - Prof. Roy Foster  
  • Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Junior - The President's Dog -Peter Donnelly 
  • Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Senior - I Am The Wind Sarah Webb & Lucinda Jaco    
  • International Education Services Teen/Young Adult Book of the Year - Black & Irish      - Leon Diop, Briana Fitzsimmons
  • An Post Irish Bookshop of the Year - Halfway Up the Stairs - Trish Hennessey                      
  • The last Word Listeners' Choice Award – Poor - Katriona O'Sullivan   
  • The Foras Na Gaeilge Irish Language Fiction Book of the Year - Scéalta Eile - Róise Ní Bhaoill            
  • Listowel Writers' Week Poem of the year - Vectors in Kabul - Mary O'Donnell                        
  • Short Story of the Year - Such A Pretty Face - Moira Fowley             
  • An Post New Voices Award - The Border - Valeriia Shmyrova             
  • Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year - Strange Sally Diamond - Liz Nugent         
  • National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year - My Hot Friend - Sophie White    
  • Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year – Kala - Colin Walsh                  
  • Libraries Association of Ireland Author of the year - Claire Keegan                 
  • Eason Novel of the Year - The Bee Sting - Paul Murray

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