- 29 Jan 19
After a public vote, the bestselling author won the award for her collection of essays, Notes To Self.
The collection, which contains six essays, addresses a variety of issues, including her relationship with her father, sexaul abuse, infertility, and addiction.
Speaking about the award, Emilie wrote on Twitter: Delighted and honoured to win Book of the Year 2018, in the An Post Irish Book Awards! Thank you to everyone who voted, and most of all thank you to @TrampPress for asking me to write my story."
This is the second book published by Tramp Press to win the coveted award in just three years. Mike McCormack previously won the award for his novel Solar Bones, while last year’s winner was Atlas of the Irish Revolution by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and Dr John Borgonovo.
Emilie Pine is an associate professor of modern drama at University College Dublin, as well as editor of the Irish University Review.
You can read Kevin Worrall's interview with Emilie, published just before the release of Notes To Self, here: https://www.hotpress.com/culture/book-interview-emilie-pine-notes-self-22752745