Books  |  Jan 29, 2019

Emilie Pine's Notes to Self named An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018

Notes to Self, a bestselling collection of vivid and powerful personal essays addressing alcoholism, infertility and abuse, has been named An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018 after a public vote.

Originally published by Tramp Press in 2018, Notes to Self will be published in the UK by Hamish Hamilton in January. The book was also shortlisted for the inaugural Michel Déon Prize for Non-Fiction and the 2018 Butler Literary Award, and won Newcomer of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards.

Described as 'honest' and 'razor sharp', Notes to Self was a number 1 bestseller in Ireland and became a word-of-mouth sensation. In the words of Deborah Levy, 'Notes to Self is light on its feet and goes in deep – family, class, the ways in which women are scared into silence.'