An Post Irish Book Awards Shortlist!

04 Nov 2020

With additional restrictions and the winter months looming, all we want to do is snuggle up on the sofa with a good book and a hot chocolate. Luckily, the shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards has just been announced! Genres ranging from crime fiction to cookbooks are just some of the categories - there’s something for everyone.

If you can’t bear the idea of making more Rice Krispie buns with the kids for another six weeks, why not check out Neven Maguire’s Midweek Meals for some inspiration on some fast family-friendly meals? Regain that spark and flavours in your cooking this lockdown.

For those that eat, breathe and sleep GAA, Bernard Brogan's new book The Hill: My Autobiography is in the running to win Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year 2020. 

If you’re tired of your teens watching TikToks, why not encourage them to read local Anna Carey’s The Boldness of Betty? It is shortlisted for SpecSavers’ Children’s Book of the Year (Senior) 2020 so it’s bound to be a good read!

These are only some of the brilliant, well-written books in the running to win their categories. You can now vote for your favourite ones by clicking here and in turn, be entered into the prize draw to win €100 in National Book Tokens. Voting closes on the 16th of November. 

You’ll definitely be kept occupied during this lockdown with the wide range of titles O’Hara’s Spar have in store.  You’ll be able to buy some of the books shortlisted without having to leave the 5km radius. Don’t forget the hot chocolate either!

On December 10th, you can watch interviews with some of the winning authors and the announcement of the overall winner on a new TV Show on RTÉ called An Post Irish Book of the Year.