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An Post Irish Book Awards
2021 Winners


Eason Novel of the Year
  • Beautiful World, Where Are You – Sally Rooney
Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year
  • 56 Days – Catherine Ryan Howard
Eason Sport book of the Year in Association with Ireland AM
  • Fight Or Flight: My Life, My Choices – Keith Earls, with Tommy Conlon
Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year 
  • Snowflake – Louise Nealon
Odgers Berndtson Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958 – Fintan O’Toole
Dubray Biography of the Year
  • Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? – Séamas O’Reilly
Bookselling Ireland Cookbook of the Year
  • Everyday Cook – Donal Skehan
National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year 
  • Aisling and the City – Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen
Bookstation Lifestyle Book of the Year
  • Décor Galore – Laura De Barra
TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year
  • The Coastal Atlas of Ireland – Val Cummins, Robert Devoy Barry Brunt, Darius Bartlett, Sarah Kandrot
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Junior)
  • A Hug for You – David King, illustrated by Rhiannon Archard
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Senior)
  • The Summer I Robbed a Bank – David O’Doherty, illustrated by Chris Judge
Teen and Young Adult Book of the Year
  • The New Girl – Sinead Moriarty
RTÉ Audience Choice Award
  • Your One Wild And Precious Life - Maureen Gaffney
Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year
  • Marian Keyes
Writing.ie Short Story of the Year
  • Little Lives – Deirdre Sullivan
Listowel Writers’ Week Irish Poem of the Year
  • Longboat at Portaferry – Siobhan Campbell
The Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year
  • Madame Lazare – Tadgh Mac Dhonnagain
The An Post Bookshop of the Year
  • Kennys Bookshop and Art Gallery, Galway
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