Richie Sadlier, Sally Hayden, John Boyne, Kellie Harrington, John Creedon and Marian Keyes are among the winning authors at this year's An Post Irish Book Awards.
Charlie Bird claimed victory with his biography Time and Tide, while the Eason Novel of the Year Award was won by Louise Kennedy for Trespasses.
Boxer Kellie Harrington won the Eason Sports Book of the Year prize for her memoir Kellie, written with Roddy Doyle, while John Creedon was awarded TheJournal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year for An Irish Folklore Treasury.
Richie Sadlier's guidebook for adolescents Let's Talk won the Bookselling Ireland Teen and Young Adult Book of the Year, with Edel Coffey a winner in the Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year category for Breaking Point, and Marian Keyes bagging the National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year prize for Again, Rachel.
Alice Ryan was named Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year for her debut novel There's Been a Little Incident, and John Boyne awarded Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year.
Former Laureate for Irish Fiction Anne Enright was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging a career at the forefront of Irish literature, spanning seven novels, three short story collections, a memoir of motherhood and the 2007 Booker Prize for her fourth novel, The Gathering.
First awarded in 2006, the An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote the very best of Irish writing talent. The ceremony, held in the Convention Centre, Dublin and hosted by Miriam O'Callaghan, gathered an extended literary community that includes readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians.
The overall An Post Irish Book Awards Book of the Year winner will be announced in a special programme on RTÉ One on 7th December.
An Post Irish Book Awards 2022 - the winners in full
Eason Novel of the Year
Trespasses – Louise Kennedy
TheJournal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year
An Irish Folklore Treasury – John Creedon
Odgers Berndtson Non-fiction Book of the Year
My Fourth Time, We Drowned – Sally Hayden
Bookstation Lifestyle Book of the Year
An Irish Atlantic Rainforest: A Personal Journey into the Magic of Rewilding – Eoghan Daltun
Avoca Cookbook of the Year
The Daly Dish: Bold Food Made Good – Gina and Karol Daly
Eason Sports Book of the Year in Association with Ireland AM
Kellie – Kellie Harrington, with Roddy Doyle
Dubray Biography of the Year
Time and Tide – Charlie Bird, with Ray Burke
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Junior
Our Big Day – Bob Johnston, illustrated by Michael Emberley
Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year – Senior
Girls Who Slay Monsters – Ellen Ryan, illustrated by Shona Shirley Macdonald
Bookselling Ireland Teen and Young Adult Book of the Year
Let’s Talk – Richie Sadlier
An Post Irish Bookshop of the Year
Bridge Street Books, Wicklow
Love Leabhar Gaeilge Irish Language Book of the Year
EL – Thaddeus Ó Buachalla
Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year
Wedding Dress – Martina Dalton
Writing.ie Short Story of the Year
This Small Giddy Life – Nuala O’Connor
Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year
Breaking Point – Edel Coffey
National Book Tokens Popular Fiction Book of the Year
Again, Rachel – Marian Keyes
Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year
There’s Been a Little Incident – Alice Ryan
Library Association of Ireland Author of the Year