Castlebar native Sally Rooney was among the winning authors last night at the An Post Irish Book Awards in Dublin.

Sally won the Novel of the Year award for her second book "Normal People" .

It came out on top of a shortlist that included Man Booker Prize winner "Milkman" by Anna Burns.

Her novel is to be adapted for BBC television by Lenny Abrahamson.

Female writers dominated at last night's awards.

 

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