2020 An Post Irish Book Awards Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2020 An Post Irish Book Awards have been announced. The awards cover a wide range of genres and ages. I’ll focus on the youth and teen awards here, and you can find the entire list on the Irish Times website. Here are the shortlisted titles in the youth and teen categories:

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR (JUNIOR)

The Dead Zoo by Peter Donnelly

The Great Irish Farm Book by Darragh McCullough, illustrated by Sally Caulwell

The Haunted Lake by PJ Lynch

What We’ll Build by Oliver Jeffers

While We Can’t Hug by Eoin McLaughlin, illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Will You Be My Friend? by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR (SENIOR)

The Boldness of Betty by Anna Carey

Break the Mould: How to Take Your Place in the World

Break the Mould by Sinéad Burke, illustrated by Natalie Byrne

Girls Play Too: Inspiring Stories of Irish Sportswomen by Jacqui Hurley, illustrated by Sinead Colleran, Rachel Corcoran, Jennifer Farley, Jennifer Murphy and Lauren O’Neill

Is There Anybody Out There?

Is There Anybody Out There? by Dara Ó Briain

The Miracle on Ebenezer Street

Miracle on Ebenezer Street by Catherine Doyle

The Story of Croke Park by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, illustrated by Graham Corcoran

TEEN/YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

The Gone Book

The Gone Book by Helena Close

Hope Against Hope

Hope Against Hope by Sheena Wilkinson

On Midnight Beach

On Midnight Beach by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran

Savage Her Reply

Savage Her Reply by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan

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