Irish Book Awards

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Bord Gáis Energy
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  • Eason Book Club
  • National Book Awards
  • Dept 51 @ Eason
  • Onside
  • Listowel Writers’ Week
  • Irish Independent
  • Sunday Independent
  • Eurospar
  • RTE Arts
  • Ireland AM
  • writing.ie
  • Books Are My Bag
  • RTE Radio
  • Specsavers
  • thejournal.ie

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.

2017 winners and shortlists:
Fiction Awards 2017
Nonfiction Awards 2017

 

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

President Higgins honours the CUP team behind the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Year 2017, The Atlas of the Irish Revolution

February 1, 2018

At a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin, President Higgins honours the CUP team behind the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Year 2017, The Atlas of the Irish Revolution. This wonderful book is now reprinted and back in all good bookshops. President Higg …

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President Higgins honours the CUP team behind the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book of the Year 2017, The Atlas of the Irish Revolution

‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and Dr. John Borgonovo named as the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2017

December 19, 2017

‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’, a book which tells the full story of Ireland’s revolutionary history from 1913 to 1923, has been voted the ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year’ for 2017. The ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2017’ was chosen by a publi …

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‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and Dr. John Borgonovo named as the  Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2017

Winners of Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 revealed

November 28, 2017

Winners include Bernard MacLaverty, Marian Keyes, Ruth Fitzmaurice, Fergal Keane, John Connolly, Philly McMahon with Niall Kelly, Sarah Webb with illustrator Steve McCarthy, Julie Parsons and Darach Ó Séaghdha Bernard MacLaverty, Marian Keyes, Judi Cur …

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Winners of Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 revealed

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