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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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Pictured at the 11th annual Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards is John Montague who has been awarded the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 
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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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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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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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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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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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Asking for It by Louise O’ Neill named the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2015

December 18, 2015

Asking for It, the second novel by Louise O’ Neill has been voted the ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year’ for 2015. The ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2015’ was chosen by public vote from the list of category winners announced at the recent Bord Gá …

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Interview with the Bord Gáis Energy International Recognition Award winner 2015: Bill Bryson

November 30, 2015

Bert Wright talks to Bill Bryson, the 2015 winner of the Bord Gáis Energy International Recognition Award. 25 million Bill Bryson books have been sold worldwide and Bill’s latest book The Road to Little Dribbling is the biggest selling non-fiction book …

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Pictured at the 10th annual Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards is Sinead Gleeson, winner of the TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year for her book The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women’s Writers
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Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 winning authors revealed

November 25, 2015

Anne Enright, Donal Ryan, Niall Breslin, Sara Baume and Louise O’ Neill were some of the winning authors named at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015. Renowned Irish American novelist J.P. Donleavy was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Ach …

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Iconic Irish American novelist J.P. Donleavy to be honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015

November 19, 2015

Irish American novelist J.P. Donleavy will be honoured at this year’s ‘Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards’ with the ‘Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award’ for 2015. He will be presented with the award at the annual Awards Dinner in the Doubletree Hilt …

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