An Post Irish Book Awards 2020

The Winners

Eason Novel of the Year: Strange Flowers – Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland)
National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year: Home Stretch – Graham Norton (Coronet, Hodder & Stoughton)
Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year: After the Silence – Louise O’Neill (Quercus)
Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year: Diary of a Young Naturalist – Dara McAnulty, illustrated by Barry Falls (Little Toller Books)
Odgers Berndtson Non-Fiction Book of the Year, in association with The Business Post: A Ghost in the Throat – Doireann Ní Ghríofa (Tramp Press)
Ireland AM Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year: Never Mind the Boll***s, Here’s the Science – Luke O’Neill (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)

TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year: Old Ireland in Colour – John Breslin & Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley (Merrion Press)
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Junior): The Great Irish Farm Book – Darragh McCullough, illustrated by Sally Caulwell (Gill 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)
Dept 51 @ Eason Teen and Young Adult Book of the Year: Savage Her Reply – Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan (Little Island Books)
RTÉ Radio 1 Listeners’ Choice Award: A Light That Never Goes Out – Keelin Shanley (Gill Books)
Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year: In the Museum of Misremembered Things – Linda McKenna (Doire Press)
Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year: Cnámh – Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde (Éabhlóid)
Writing.ie Short Story of the Year: I Ate It All And I Really Thought I Wouldn’t – Caoilinn Hughes (LitHub)