Irish Book Awards

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

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.

Submissions for the 2016 Awards are now OPEN!

Click here for Submissions

Key Dates for 2016:

Submissions close – 7th September
Shortlist launch – 25th October

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

 

Latest news from the awards

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’

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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Asking for It by Louise O’ Neill named the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2015

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

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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Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 winning authors revealed