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An Post Irish Book Awards
2020 Winners

RTÉ Radio 1 Listeners’ Choice Award
  • A Light That Never Goes Out – Keelin Shanley (Gill Books)
Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year
  • Champagne Football – Mark Tighe & Paul Rowan (Sandycove)
 Bookselling Ireland Cookbook of the Year
  • Neven Maguire’s Midweek Meals in Minutes – Neven Maguire (Gill Books)
 Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year
  • After the Silence – Louise O’Neill (Quercus)
 Odgers Berndtson Non-Fiction Book of the Year in association with The Business Post
  • A Ghost in the Throat – Doireann Ní Ghríofa (Tramp Press) Best Irish-Published Book of the Year
  • Old Ireland in Colour – John Breslin & Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley (Merrion Press)
 Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year
  • Cnámh – Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde (Éabhlóid)
 Dept51@Eason Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year
  • Savage Her Reply – Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan (Little Island Books)
 Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Senior
  • Break the Mould – Sinéad Burke, illustrated by Natalie Byrne (Hachette Children's Books – Imprint: Wren & Rook)
 Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Junior
  • The Great Irish Farm Book – Darragh McCullough, illustrated by Sally Caulwell (Gill Books)
 Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year
  • Diary of a Young Naturalist – Dara McAnulty, illustrated by Barry Falls (Little Toller Books)
 National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year
  • Home Stretch – Graham Norton (Coronet, Hodder & Stoughton)
 Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year
  • In the Museum of Misremembered Things – Linda McKenna (In the Museum of Misremembered Things published by Doire Press) Short Story of the Year Award
  • I Ate It All And I Really Thought I Wouldn’t – Caoilinn Hughes (LitHub)
 Ireland AM Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • Never Mind the Boll***s, Here’s the Science – Luke O’Neill (Gill Books)
 Eason Novel of the Year
  • Strange Flowers – Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland)
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