Irish Book Award Winners Announced

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A Week in WinterThe winners of the seventh Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards were announced last night in the RDS in Dublin. It was wonderful to see the late Maeve Binchy win the Popular Fiction prize for her last book, 'A Week in Winter', which she had just finished writing a matter of weeks before her sad passing in late July. Her husband Gordon Snell was on hand to receive her award.

Other winners were:-

John Banville, who won the Eason Novel of the Year Award for his novel 'Ancient Light'.

Edna O'Brien, who won the Argosy Non-Fiction Book of the Year, for her memoir 'Country Girl'.

Tana French, who won the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year for her thriller 'Broken Harbour'.

Mary O'Rourke, who won the John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award for her memoir 'Just Mary'.

Catherine Fulvio, who won the Avonmore Cookbook of the Year prize for 'Eat like an Italian'.

Lifestyle Sports Sports Book of the Year , 'My Olympic Dream', by Katie Taylor (on order);

Jennifer Johnston was honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Irish literature

Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year: Junior section , 'This Moose Belongs to Me' by Oliver Jeffers; Senior section , 'Artemis Fowl, The Last Guardian', by Eoin Colfer.

Ancient Light'Country Girl'Broken Harbour'Just Mary'Eat like an Italian'My Olympic Dream'Jennifer Johnston'This Moose Belongs to Me'Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

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