Friday, 28 November 2014

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards were presented recently at a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Highlights from the night will be broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday 29th November 2014. Debut novelists fared well in the awards with Mary Costello winning the Novel of the Year award for Academy Street. Liz Nugent was awarded the Ireland AM Crime Book of the Year award for her psychological thriller Unravelling Oliver with Louise O’Neill being awarded the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year for her novel Only Ever Yours. Cecelia Ahern’s The Year I Met You was chosen as the Popular Fiction Book of the Year.

The Life and Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton was named the National Book Tokens Non-Fiction Book of the Year. Rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography The Test scooped the Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year, beating Roy Keane’s The Second Half. The RTÉ Radio 1’s John Murray Show Listeners’ Choice Award was won by Majella O’Donnell for her autobiography It’s All in the Head. Other non-fiction award winners were Neven Maguire and Thomas Morris. The Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year junior award was won by Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton. The senior award was won by Moone Boy by Chris O’Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy.

All of the winning books are now entered into a competition to decide the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year. The public are asked to vote for their favourite by going to and the winner will be announced on December 5th.

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