Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Winners Revealed

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Winners Revealed
29th Nov 2017

The Crime Fiction Book of the Year at last night’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards went to New Island Books’ title, The Therapy House, produced by TJ International.

Now in its 12th year, the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards was founded to celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a huge community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish writing talent.

More than 50,000 people voted to select the winners. Awards Chairman Larry Mac Hale said: “When you scan the list of award winners, it makes you feel proud to be part of an industry that produces so many great Irish writers. What’s even more encouraging is the number of young writers who are breaking through every year. Irish writing is in good hands and I really hope that more and more people will support them by giving books for Christmas this year.”

The impressive Atlas of the Irish Revolution (published by Cork University Press) with almost 1,000 pages and weighing 5kg won The Best Irish Published Book of the Year category. The complete list of all winners can be viewed here.

From today, November 29, the public can vote for their overall Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year. Click here. Voting is open until midday on 15th December and anyone who votes is in with the chance of winning €100 in National Book Tokens.