Constellations: Reflections from Life, Sinéad Gleeson’s essay collection about living in a female body, was voted Irish Non-fiction Book of the Year at the An Post Irish Book Awards this week. Gleeson previously won the best Irish published book award in 2015 and 2016 for her anthologies of Irish women writers, The Long Gaze Back and the Glass Shore. Next autumn, Head of Zeus will publish her latest anthology, The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories.
Colm Tóibín also received a standing ovation as he was honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of the central position he has occupied in the cultural life of Ireland for over three decades, with acclaimed works including Brooklyn, The Master and The Testament of Mary.
Massive congratulations to both winners and to Catherine Doyle, Moïra Fowley-Doyle and Fintan O’Toole on their nominations.