Steve Cavanagh, Paul Murray, Elaine Feeney, Anne Enright and Sebastian Barry shortlisted for An Post Irish Book Awards 2023
RCW authors Steve Cavanagh, Paul Murray, Elaine Feeney, Anne Enright and Sebastian Barry have been shortlisted for this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards, which celebrates Irish writers across 19 categories. The Eason Novel of the Year shortlist features Elaine Feeney for her work How To Build A Boat from Harvill Secker, Paul Murray for The Bee Sting published by Hamish Hamilton, Anne Enright's The Wren, The Wren from Jonathan Cape, and Sebastian Barry's Old God's Time released by Faber. Steve Cavanagh's standalone thriller novel Kill For Me, Kill For You (Headline) has been shortlisted for the Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year, while Paul Murray's The Bee Sting once again appears in the category for The Last Word Listeners' Choice.
The public are now being asked to cast their votes online for the best books of the year on the An Post Irish Book Awards website. All voters will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five €100 National Book Token vouchers. Voting closes on 9th November.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Convention Centre, Dublin, on Wednesday 22nd November. An overall An Post Irish Book of the Year will be announced on 6th December.