Roddy Doyle, Darina Allen, Paul Howard and Michael Harding were among the winners in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2013.
Children’s writers Benji Bennett and Derek Landy, newcomer Niamh Boyce, crime writer Louise Phillips, sports writer David Walsh, short story writer Billy O’ Callaghan and Fintan O’Toole were also honoured at the gala ceremony held in Dublin this evening.
Esteemed novelist John Banville was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 by actress Sinéad Cusack for his contribution to Irish literature and a tribute to the late Seamus Heaney was screened during the ceremony which featured accolades from former US President Bill Clinton and Edna O’ Brien.
For the third year running, RTÉ Television broadcast the highlights of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards on RTÉ One, showcasing one of the biggest celebrations of Irish writing with many of Ireland’s most celebrated and loved authors in attendance.
To view the television broadcast, click here.
For the full list of winners, click here.
And don’t forget to vote for your overall favourite Book of the Year. The winner will be announced on Friday December 6th.