Win a set of Irish Book Awards winners

An Post Irish Book Awards Winners 2018

Now in its 13th year, the An Post Irish Book Awards celebrates the very best Irish writing talent.

Voted for by Irish readers, writers, publishers, booksellers and librarians, we're offering three sets of all 13 incredible winning books to lucky readers.

An incredible mix of exceptional writing from new and established authors, the winners are:

  • RTÉ Radio 1's The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
  • Best Irish-Published Book of the Year:
    Lighthouses of Ireland by Roger O'Reilly
  • Eurospar Cookbook of the Year: Currabinny Cookbook by James Kavanagh & William Murray
  • Onside Non-Fiction Book of the Year: People Like Me by Lynn Ruane
  • Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
  • The Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year: Tuatha de Danann by Diarmuid Johnson
  • Dept 51@Eason Teen/young Adult Novel of the Year: The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan
  • National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year - Senior: Blazing a Trail by Sarah Webb & Lauren O'Neill
  • National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year - Junior: The President's Cat by Peter Donnelly
  • Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year: Notes to Self by Emily Pine
  • Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year: The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght & Sarah Breen
  • Ireland AM Popular Non Fiction Book of the Year: The Cow Book by John Connell
  • Bord Gais Energy Sports Book of the Year: Game Changer by Cora Staunton with Mary White
  • Eason Novel of the Year: Normal People by Sally Rooney


Other awards included the An Post Special Award, won by Emma Hannigan; the Listowel Writers' Week Poem of the Year, won by Brian Kirk for 'Birthday', the Short Story of the Year, won by Roisin O'Donnell for 'How to Build a Space Rocket', and the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award, won by Thomas Kinsella.

Vote now for the Irish Book of the Year and the chance to win a €100 National Book Token!

5 Caboodle Points

Win the best in Irish writing talent

This competition ended on 03/01/2019

Terms and Conditions

3 x winners will win a set of An Post Irish Book Awards 2018 winners

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.
  • Closing date 11:59pm, Thursday 3rd January 2019.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., and employees of participating bookshops.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd. using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • Book Tokens Ltd. will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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