An Post Irish Book Awards Winners Live Event
27 November, 2020 , 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm GMT
With Madeleine Keane
In partnership with An Post Irish Book Awards 2020
Meet some of the winners from the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 at this year’s Dublin Book Festival. Madeleine Keane, Literary Editor with the Sunday Independent, will chat to a panel of 2020 winning authors to get an insight into their varied writing lives, as well as their tips and advice on the best way to commit words to the page. Taking place in November each year, the An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote the glories of Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Ireland’s major literary event will announce winners across fifteen separate categories including Novel, Crime Fiction, Newcomer, Popular Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports, Children’s, Cookery, Short Story, Poetry, Teen and Young Adult and Irish Language.
Winners of the awards will be announced on www.irishbookawards.ie in November.
Madeleine Keane is an editor, lecturer and award-winning travel journalist. She was educated at UCD and Trinity. She worked in the editorial departments of Irish Tatler, Image Magazine and the publishing house Chatto & Windus. She joined the Sunday Independent in 1988 and has been its Literary Editor for the last 18 years. She co-founded the Irish Book Awards and curated two writers’ festivals.
She also presented a books programme for RTE TV (‘First Edition’) and has written a non-fiction careers guide for teenagers What Will I Be? (Mercier Press). She was a member of the steering committee for the successful Dublin City of Literature UNESCO bid. She regularly writes about books, theatre and travel. She has broadcast on TV and radio about books and publishing and presents at literary festivals and events. She lectures on writing at UCD and the Irish Writers’ Centre.