Irish Book Awards

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Bord Gáis Energy
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  • RTE Arts
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  • RTE One
  • thejournal.ie
  • Eason Book Club
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  • National Book Awards
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Welcome to the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

LEAVES OF AUTUMN

As the days of autumn begin to shorten so the excitement over the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards begins to build. Submissions have been pouring in and it looks like the volume may surpass all previous years.

Closing date for submissions is 7th September so, publishers, do please ensure that all the titles you wish to submit have been successfully received (you should receive an e-mailed acknowledgement for each submission.)

The full shortlists will be announced on 2nd November and you, the readers, will be able to vote for your favourites from the very next day. You can also tell us about your absolute must-be-included 2017 Irish titles via twitter @BGEIBAS. The winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony on 28th November.

Already, we can say that it’s been another fantastic year for Irish books. Indeed, The Bookseller, the major organ of UK book trade, dedicated its entire June issue to Irish books and publishing which, it noted, is thriving like never before. To keep abreast of news and developments between now and awards night, watch this space.

Key dates for 2017:
Submissions open – 1st June
Submissions close – 7th September

Shortlist launch – 2nd November
Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 – 28th November

 

 

Latest news from the awards

David Walliams to receive Bord Gáis Energy ‘International Recognition Award’ at the BGE Irish Book Awards 2017

October 19, 2017

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards televised show moves to a new 9.30pm primetime slot on RTÉ One David Walliams, the mega-selling children’s author, will be presented with the ‘International Recognition Award’ at this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish …

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David Walliams to receive Bord Gáis Energy ‘International Recognition Award’ at the BGE Irish Book Awards 2017

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack named the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2016

December 14, 2016

Solar Bones, a novel written in a single 223-page sentence by Mike McCormack has been voted the ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year’ for 2016.  Described as “a hymn to modern small-town life”, the experimental novel received unanimously positive reviews …

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Solar Bones by Mike McCormack named the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2016

JOHN MONTAGUE 28 February 1929 − 10 December 2016

December 10, 2016

It was with great sadness that we received the news of the death of the great John Montague in Clinique Parc Impérial in Nice on Saturday 10th December.  He was 87.  Barely four weeks ago, John and his wife Elizabeth graced our annual Awards Dinner in …

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JOHN MONTAGUE 28 February 1929 − 10 December 2016

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 winning authors revealed

November 16, 2016

Dublin. 16 November 2016. Marian Keyes, Graham Norton, Mike McCormack, Paul O’ Connell and Tana French were some of the winning authors named at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards held in Dublin this evening. Renowned poet John Montague was present …

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Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 winning authors revealed