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An Post Irish Book Awards
2022 Winners

First awarded in 2006, the An Post Irish Book 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 and 2022 is no different.

Below is the full list of winners for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2022’

Eason Novel of the Year
Trespasses – Louise Kennedy Best Irish-Published Book of the Year
An Irish Folklore Treasury – John Creedon

Odgers Berndtson Non-fiction Book of the Year
My Fourth Time, We Drowned – Sally Hayden

Bookstation Lifestyle Book of the Year
An Irish Atlantic Rainforest: A Personal Journey into the Magic of Rewilding – Eoghan Daltun

Avoca Cookbook of the Year
The Daly Dish: Bold Food Made Good – Gina and Karol Daly

Eason Sports Book of the Year in Association with Ireland AM
Kellie – Kellie Harrington, with Roddy Doyle

Dubray Biography of the Year
Time and Tide – Charlie Bird, with Ray Burke

Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Junior
Our Big Day – Bob Johnston, illustrated by Michael Emberley

Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Senior 
Girls Who Slay Monsters – Ellen Ryan, illustrated by Shona Shirley Macdonald

Bookselling Ireland Teen and Young Adult Book of the Year
Let’s Talk – Richie Sadlier

Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year
EL – Thaddeus Ó Buachalla

Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year
Wedding Dress – Martina Dalton Short Story of the Year
This Small Giddy Life – Nuala O’Connor

Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year
Breaking Point – Edel Coffey

National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year
Again, Rachel – Marian Keyes

Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year
There’s Been a Little Incident – Alice Ryan

Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year
John Boyne

An Post Irish Bookshop of the Year
Bridge Street Books, Wicklow

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