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.

 2015 winners & shortlists:
adult categories
children’s categories

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.

Submissions for the 2016 Awards will open 1st June 2016.

Key Dates for 2015:

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

 

Latest news from the awards

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

Iconic Irish American novelist J.P. Donleavy to be honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015

November 19, 2015

Irish American novelist J.P. Donleavy will be honoured at this year’s ‘Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards’ with the ‘Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award’ for 2015. He will be presented with the award at the annual Awards Dinner in the Doubletree Hilt …

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Iconic Irish American novelist J.P. Donleavy to be honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015