The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2018, announced today, features a diverse mix of exceptional writing from new and established writers across sixteen categories, including Novel of the Year, Children’s, Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports, Short Story, Poetry, Teen and Young Adult and the new ‘Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book Of The Year’ category.
This year, the An Post Irish Book Awards will be presented by Keelin Shanley and a one hour highlight television programme will be broadcast on RTÉ One on Thursday 29 November at 10.45pm.
The shortlisted authors for the Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book Of The Year are as follows -
A House Of Ghosts by William Ryan
One Click by Andrea Mara
Skin Deep by Liz Nugent
The Confession by Jo Spain
The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
To tie in with the announcement of the An Post Irish Book Awards shortlist, the public are now being asked to cast their votes online for the best books of the year on the An Post Irish Book Awards website https://www.irishbookawards.irish/vote2018/.
Votes may be cast until Friday 23 November, and the winners will be announced at the gala ceremony in The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road on Tuesday, 27th November.