'My name is Veronica Poole...' Meet the show-stealer at this year's An Post Irish Book Awards, Dubliner Veronica Poole, whose moving story is told in a splendid short film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Wardrop - watch it above. 

Veronica is a student at Coolock Darndale Adult Literacy Service, City of Dublin ETB, and her tale shows just how literacy can change lives. Find out more about the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) and the essential services that they provide here.

Watch this year's An Post Irish Book Awards ceremony via RTÉ Player here.