Irish Book Awards

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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.

Key Dates for 2015:

Submissions close – 14th September
Shortlist launch – 4th Nov
Awards – 25th Nov

Submissions for 2015 are now open 

 

Latest news from the awards

Submissions for special Author categories

March 19, 2015

Submissions for the following two special Author categories can be made direct to the Administrator at bert@agile-ideas.com and the closing date for these, please note, is April 17th 2015. The International Recognition Award Eligibility Criteria The In …

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Submissions for special Author categories

Streets Ahead!

December 5, 2014

Academy Street, the debut novel by Mary Costello, has been voted the ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year’ for 2014. The ‘Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2014’ was chosen by public vote from the list of category winners announced at the recent Bord Gái …

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Streets Ahead!

RIP Anita Notaro

November 30, 2014

On an evening of high energy and camaraderie, a note of gloom punctuated many conversations at the Awards Dinner on November 26th, because that morning the death was announced of Anita Notaro who won the Popular Fiction Award in 2008. Anita had been il …

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RIP Anita Notaro

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards winners announced!

November 26, 2014

Brian O’ Driscoll, Graham Norton, Cecelia Ahern and Majella O’ Donnell were some of the winners named at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 held in Dublin this evening. Renowned contemporary Irish poet Paul Durcan was presented with the Bob Hu …

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Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards winners announced!