Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 Winners

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Eavan BolandCongratulations to the winners of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards! The winners were announced last night, 28 November at a ceremony at the Dublin's Clayton Hotel. Irish poet Eavan Boland was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award 2017, "for her art, for her eloquence and for her stalwart advocacy for poetry". Browse Eavan Boland's poetry collections in our catalogue.  Bestselling author David Walliams was presented with the International Recognition Award for "his significant contribution to children’s literature in the past decade".

All Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards winning books are available to borrow in our libraries now!

  • Journal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year: Atlas of the Irish Revolution by John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and John Borgonovo
  • Eason Book Club Novel of the Year: Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty
  • Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year: The Break by Marian Keyes
  • Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year: The Therapy House by Julie Parsons
  • Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year: I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice
  • National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year (Junior): A Sailor went to Sea, Sea, Sea - Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood - Sarah Webb illustrated by Steve McCarthy
  • National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year (Senior): Stand by Me - Judi Curtin
  • Dept 51 @Eason Teen/Young Adult Book of the Year: Tangleweed and Brine - Deirdre Sullivan illustrated Karen Vaughan
  • Eurospar Cookbook of the Year: Cook Well, Eat Well by Rory O'Connell
  • RTÉ Radio 1’S The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award 2017: he: A Novel by John Connolly
  • Onside Non-Fiction Book of the Year: Wounds: A Memoir of War & Love by Fergal Keane
  • Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year: The Choice by Philly McMahon With Niall Kelly
  • Ireland AM Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year: Motherfoclóir by Darach Ó Séaghdha
  • Writing.ie Short Story of the Year: Back To Bones by Christine Dwyer Hickey
  • Listowel Writers' Week Poem of the Year: Seven Sugar Cubes by Clodagh Beresford Dunne

Irish Book Award 2017 winners

The overall Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year is decided by public vote. 


 

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'Atlas of the Irish Revolution' has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2017

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