Irish Book Awards

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Welcome to the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards brings together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish literary talent.

The Awards dinner has become the major event in the literary calendar with some of Ireland’s, and indeed the world’s, most recognised authors gathering together in a spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition to celebrate the success of the past year.

Fiction awards 2016
Non-fiction awards 2016

Award winners announced.

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year winner announced  

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 took place on 16th November at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 4.

 

 

Latest news from the awards

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

Shortlist revealed for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016

October 25, 2016

Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Dublin on  Wednesday, 16th November  Dublin. 25th October 2016. The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 shortlist announced today features a diverse mix of exceptional writing from new and established …

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Shortlist revealed for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016