A number of midlands writers were nominated.
Two Westmeath authors are among the winners at the this year's An Post Irish Book Awards.
Anne Griffin came away with the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year at last night's ceremony, with her bestselling debut novel, When All is Said.
While the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year went to Nicole Flattery for Parrot.
A number of other midlands writers were nominated for the prestigious awards, including Andrea Carter, Bressie and Séamus Darby.