Borrow the Irish Book Awards 2017 shortlists

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Irish Book awardsThe Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 shortlists were announced on 2 November and they are packed full of fantastic reads! There's something for everyone whether you're into crime fiction, non-fiction, cooking, sports, history,  or are looking for something to tempt the younger readers in your family. They are all ready to borrow from our libraries now! Don't forget to vote for your favourites and you'll be in with a chance of winning National Book Tokens.  Visit the Award website to register your vote before closing date midday 23 November!

The winners will be announced on 28 November.

The Irish Book Award categories and shortlisted titles are as follows (with links to our catalogue):-

TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year

'Sunday Independent' Newcomer of the Year

RTÉ Radio One's The Ryan Tubridy Show Listener's Choice Award

 

Children and Young Adult

National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year (Junior)

National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year (Senior)

Dept 51 @Eason Teen/Young Adult Book of the Year

 

Fiction

Eason Book Club Novel of the Year

Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year

'Irish Independent' Crime Fiction Book of the Year

 

Non-Fiction

Onside Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Ireland AM Non-Fiction Book of the Year

EUROSPAR Cookbook of the Year

Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year

Poetry

Listowel Writers Week Poem of the Year
Read shortlisted poems at writersweek.ie

  • Points - Amanda Bell
  • Seven Sugar Cubes - Clodagh Beresford
  • Bride and Moth - Tara Bergin
  • Ledwidge in Manchester - John Mc Auliffe

Short Stories

Writing.ie Short Story of the Year
Read all stories at writing.ie

  • Back to Bones - Christine Dwyer Hickey (Longlisted for Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
  • Consolata - Nuala O' Connor (From Joyride to Jupiter - New Island Books)
  • Dogs - Helena Mulkerns (From Ferenji and other Stories - Doire Press)
  • Hollow - Paul McVeigh (From Numero Cinq Magazine)
  • In the Event of an Emergency - Patricia McAdoo (From Books Ireland Magazine)
  • Upcycle: an account of some strange happenings on Botanic Road - June Caldwell (From Room Littler Darker - New Island Books

 

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