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.

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

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Latest news from the awards

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

Best-selling novelist Jilly Cooper to be honoured with the Bord Gáis Energy International Recognition Award

September 29, 2016

Best-selling novelist Jilly Cooper will be honoured at this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards ceremony with the 2016 ‘Bord Gáis Energy International Recognition Award’. She will be presented with the award on Wednesday, 16th  November in the pr …

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Best-selling novelist Jilly Cooper to be honoured  with the Bord Gáis Energy International Recognition Award

New Poetry category for 2016 awards – Submissions now open for ‘The Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’

August 18, 2016

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are delighted to announce the addition of a new award category for the 2016 awards.  The category will be titled the ‘Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’ and this latest addition will fulfil a long-held …

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New Poetry category for 2016 awards – Submissions now open for ‘The Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’