The winners of this year's Irish Book Awards showcase the depth and diversity of writing and publishing in Ireland today. From Emilie Pine's deeply personal essays in Notes to Self to Roger Reilly's Lighthouses of Ireland and Peter Donnelly's charming picture book The President's Cat, there's something here for everyone. As the Awards Chair (and Dubray managing director) Maria Dickenson pointed out, it has been a marvellous year for female authors in particular:
"It is also great to see so many female writers winning accolades this year. Many of them, including Emilie Pine, Sarah Webb, Lynn Ruane, Cora Staunton and Sally Rooney, are all writing about what it means to be a modern woman in contemporary Ireland and it is striking that these authors used the art of writing to tell their stories in such a truthful and honest way.”
We couldn't agree more.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read… In this vivid and powerful collection of essays, the first non- fiction book published by Tramp Press, Emilie Pine boldly confronts the past to better understand herself, her relationships and her role in society.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read
When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years.
This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel.
A Dubray Staff Recommended Read
It's a deeply political novel, just as it's also a novel about love and about how difficult it is to speak and how difficult it is to change.
The intimate account of a year on an Irish farm - and a fascinating history of man's long relationship with the cow.
A Dubray Favourite for September.
An irresistibly fun story about a forgetful president and his ever-ready pigeon!
"Hilariously funny, but often very moving too. Aisling is the real Voice of Ireland.' John Boyne
Salute the remarkable Irish women who changed history in this beautifully illustrated book. From Irish women who made changes in Ireland to those who made changes abroad. From adventurers to inventors; explorers to warriors; from designers to writers; rebel leaders to presidents, this book is a true celebration of Irish Women.
Since ancient times, long before GPS, radio or radar, lighthouses have served as beacons helping ships navigate Ireland's sometimes treacherous waters. Artist Roger O'Reilly's illustrated celebration of these architectural gems will be treasured by anyone who finds comfort, intrigue or excitement in the glimmer of a lighthouse through the darkness.
Intimate and brave, People Like Me is the exhilarating story of one woman's journey to the brink and back, emerging as a leading light for change in Ireland and an inspiration to women everywhere.
Featuring traditional food sumptuously cooked in an unashamed celebration of flavour. In five years selling at farmers' markets and hosting dining events and pop-ups, James Kavanagh and William Murray's food business, Currabinny, has grown a huge fan-base.
Due the 18th of October... A compelling and revelatory autobiography from Ireland's most celebrated ladies gaelic football player: Cora Staunton.