Donal Ryan

CMK 25112020 REPRO FREE NO FEE EMBARGOED UNTIL 8.30PM ON WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER Winners of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 announced Record number of votes from Irish public sees Keelin Shanley, Louise O’Neill, Neven Maguire, Sinéad Burke, Graham Norton, Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Luke O’Neill among the winners Keelin Shanley, Graham Norton, and Professor Luke O’Neill were among the winning authors at this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards, held virtually on rte.ie/culture this evening. Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Dara McAnulty and Sinéad Burke all claimed victory with their debut books, while the Novel of the Year Award was won by Donal Ryan. Winners photographed: Louise O’Neill – winner of Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year for ‘After the Silence’ Donal Ryan – winner of Eason Novel of the Year for ‘Strange Flowers’ This year’s awards ceremony was hosted by Evelyn O’Rourke, while the overall winner of the ‘An Post Irish Book of the Year,’ will be unveiled in a television programme, presented by Miriam O Callaghan, on RTÉ One at 10.15pm on Thursday, 10th December. Picture Clare Keogh For further information, please log on to the An Post Irish Book Awards website or social media channels: anpostirishbookawards.ie Facebook: @AnPostIBAS Instagram: @anpost_irishbookawards Twitter: @AnPostIBAS #APIBAS #ReadersWanted For more details, please contact: Breda Brown / Sarah Doyle Unique Media Tel: (01) 522 5200 / 087 248 7120 (BB) / 085 139 7927 (SD)