Nominations are open for your favourite Irish author for a new award that is part of the An Post Irish Book Awards.
The criteria are as follows:
- The nominated author must be Irish by birth, citizenship or permanent residence
- The nominated author may be writing in any genre i.e. fiction, nonfiction, adults, young adult etc
- The nominated author may be available in any medium i.e. print, ebook, audio book etc
- The nominated author will have contributed significantly to the reader experience and enjoyment of Irish books during 2021
Nominations close on Saturday 18th September and a shortlist consisting of six finalists will be revealed on Thursday 21st October and a public
vote will open. The overall winner will be announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards on Tuesday 23 November 2021.
The nomination form is here https://www.irishbookawards.irish/award-categories/author-of-the-year/author-of-the-year-form/