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 Gais 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