Exclusively Irish but inclusive in every other sense, the An Post Irish Book Awards brings together the entire literary community like no other awards. These books represent some of the very best in Irish writing.

2021 Winners - The Full List

An Post Irish Book of the Year 2021: We Don't Know Ourselves by Fintan O'Toole

Eason Sports Book of the Year: Fight Or Flight - My Life My Choices by Keith Earls
Eason Novel of the Year: Beautiful World Where Are You by Sally Rooney
Biography of the Year: Did Ye Hear Mammy Died by Seamas O'Reilly
RTÉ Audience Choice Award: Your One Wild And Precious Life by Maureen Gaffney
Newcomer of the Year: Snowflake by Louise Nealon
Cookbook of the Year: Everyday Cook by Donal Skehan
Lifestyle Book of the Year: Decor Galore by Laura De Barra
Non-Fiction Book of the Year: We Don't Know Ourselves by Fintan O'Toole
Crime Fiction Book of the Year: 56 Days by Catherine Ryan HowardPopular Fiction Book of the Year: Aisling and the City by Sarah Breen & Emer McLysaght
Best Irish-Published Book of the Year: Coastal Atlas Of Ireland

Children’s Book of the Year – Junior: A Hug For You by David King
Children’s Book of the Year – Senior: Summer I Robbed A Bank by David O'Doherty
Teen/young Adult Novel of the Year: The New Girl by Sinead Moriarty

Author of the Year: Marian Keyes
Lifetime Achievement Award: Sebastian Barry

Irish Language Book of the Year: Madame Lazare by Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
Poem of the Year: Longboat at Portaferry by Siobhan Campbell
Short Story of the Year: Little Lives by Deirdre Sullivan