Irish Book Awards

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Welcome to the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Now in its 12th year, the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards was founded to celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a huge community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish writing talent.

The full shortlists have been announced:
Fiction Awards 2017
Nonfiction Awards 2017

Vote for the book you would like to see win in each category & win National Book Tokens

 

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

Eavan Boland, one of Ireland’s greatest poets, to be honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017

November 20, 2017

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards is delighted to announce that Irish poet Eavan Boland is the recipient of this year’s ‘Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award’. Eavan will be presented with the award at the annual event in Dublin on Tuesday, Novem …

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Eavan Boland, one of Ireland’s greatest poets, to be honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017

Shortlist unveiled for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017

November 2, 2017

List includes Marian Keyes, Frank McGuinness, John Banville, Cecelia Ahern, Stephanie Preissner, Sally Rooney, Roddy Doyle, Colm Cooper, Declan Kiberd, John Connolly, Neven Maguire, Ruth Fitzmaurice and many more……….. Winners will be announced at a gal …

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Shortlist unveiled for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017

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