Irish Book Awards

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  • Avoca
  • Eason
  • Cross Pens
  • Irish Independent
  • Bookselling Ireland
  • Business Post
  • Sunday Independent
  • Listowel Writers’ Week
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  • Specsavers
  • Odgers Berndtson
  • National Book Awards
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2013 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Awards:


RTÉ Radio 1’s The John Murray Show Listeners’ Choice Award
Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding





The Eason Novel of the Year
The Guts by Roddy Doyle





The Books Are My Bag Best Irish-published Book of the Year
A History Of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O’Toole




The National Book Tokens Nonfiction Book of the Year
Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding






The International Education Services Ltd Popular Fiction Book of the Year
Downturn Abbey by Ross O’Carroll Kelly





The Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year
The Doll’s House by Louise Phillips






The Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year
The Herbalist by Niamh Boyce






The Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year Jnr.
When You Were Born by Benji Bennett




The Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year Snr
Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men by Derek Landy






The RTÉ Television Sports Book of the Year
Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh





The Avonmore Cookbook of the Year
30 Years of Ballymaloe by Darina Allen




The Short Story of the Year
The Things We Lose The Things We Leave Behind by Billy O’Callaghan




The Bord Gáis Energy Bookshop of the Year
The Clifden Bookshop, Clifden, Co. Galway




The Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award
John Banville






Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2013
Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding

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