UA authors shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards

Jane Casey and Caoilinn Hughes have been shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020. The An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a vast community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise the very best of Irish writing talent.


Jane Casey has been shortlisted in the Crime Fiction Book of the Year category for her latest novel THE CUTTING PLACE. She has been shortlisted in this category six times and won this award twice for AFTER THE FIRE and CRUEL ACTS.


‘Her best yet.  Heartpounding and SO MOVING!  If you haven’t read the Maeve Kerrigan series, start RIGHT NOW.  I ENVY you’ - Marian Keyes​

'A gripping, chillingly believable book that holds a mirror to the dark side of high society. The Cutting Place is Jane Casey’s best book yet – and that’s really saying something’ - Erin Kelly (bestselling author of He Said She Said)


Caoilinn Hughes has been shortlisted across three categories, twice for her novel THE WILD LAUGHTER in the Easons Novel of the Year category and the RTE Radio Listeners Choice category, and once for her short story I ATE IT ALL AND I REALLY THOUGHT I WOULDN'T.


‘I loved this book. So funny and bleak. I loved the madness, the tone, the ending, the realisation, The Third Policeman charge of the whole thing.’ - Roddy Doyle

'The Wild Laughter is painfully smart, comically brilliant and boldly subversive. Hughes makes her subject matter entirely her own while providing a lacerating look at the world we live in.' - Olivia Sudjic


The winners of the Irish Book Awards will be announced at an Awards Ceremony that will take place on Wednesday 25th November and a television programme will be broadcast on RTÉ One television on Thursday, 10th December.

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