Irish Book Awards

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The Irish Book Awards (officially: Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards) are Irish literary awards given annually to books and authors in various categories. It is the only literary award supported by all-Irish bookstores. First awarded in 2006, they grew out of the Hughes & Hughes bookstore's Irish Novel of the Year Prize which was inaugurated in 2000. Since 2007 the Awards have been an independent not-for-profit company funded by sponsorship. The primary sponsor is Bord Gáis, an energy supplier in Ireland. There are currently nine categories, seven of which are judged by the Irish Literary Academy, two by a public vote. There is also a lifetime achievement award.

Current awards[edit]

  • Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year
  • The Argosy Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year
  • The Specsavers Irish Children's Book of the Year – junior and senior categories
  • Sunday Independent Best Irish Newcomer of the Year
  • The International Education Services Best Irish-Published Book of the Year
  • The Irish Sports Book of the Year
  • The John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award (voted for by the public)
  • The Eason Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year (voted for by the public)
  • Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year
  • Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award in Irish Literature aka Lifetime Achievement in Literary Ireland Award
  • Bord Gáis Energy Irish Bookshop of the Year Award (introduced 2011)
  • Avonmore Cookbook of the Year (introduced 2012)

Winners[edit]

2000–2005 (Hughes & Hughes Award / Irish Novel)[edit]

Inaugurated in 2000 by Hughes & Hughes, the Hughes & Hughes Award ran until 2005 when it merged with the Irish Book Awards and became the Irish Novel category.


2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

Sources.[1]

2011[edit]

Sources.[2]

2012[edit]

Sources.[3]

2013[edit]

Sources.[4]

  • Non-Fiction Book of the Year award: Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding
  • Novel of the Year: The Guts by Roddy Doyle
  • Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award: John Banville
  • John Murray Show Listeners' Choice award: Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding
  • Popular Fiction Book of the Year: Downturn Abbey by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly
  • Newcomer of the Year: Niamh Boyce for The Herbalist
  • Crime Fiction Book of the Year: The Doll's House by Louise Phillips
  • Best Irish Published Book of the Year: A History of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O'Toole
  • Senior Children's Book of the Year: Last Stand of Dead Men by Derek Landy
  • Junior Children's Book of the Year: When You Were Born by Benji Bennett
  • Sports Book of the Year: Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh
  • Short Story of the Year: The Things We Lose The Things We Leave Behind by Billy O'Callaghan
  • Cookbook of the Year: 30 Years of Ballymaloe by Darina Allen
  • Bookshop of the Year: The Clifden Bookshop, Clifden, County Galway

2014[edit]

The 2014 awards were presented on 26 November at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin.[5]

  • Non-Fiction Book of the Year award: The Life and Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton
  • Novel of the Year: Academy St by Mary Costello
  • Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul Durcan
  • John Murray Show Listeners' Choice award: It’s All in the Head by Majella O'Donnell
  • Popular Fiction Book of the Year: The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern
  • Newcomer of the Year:Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
  • Crime Fiction Book of the Year: Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent
  • Best Irish Published Book of the Year: Dubliners 100 by Thomas Morris
  • Senior Children's Book of the Year: Moone Boy by Chris O'Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy
  • Junior Children's Book of the Year: Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton
  • Sports Book of the Year:The Test by Brian O'Driscoll
  • Short Story of the Year:Rest Day by John Boyne
  • Cookbook of the Year: The Nation’s Favourite Food Fast by Neven Maguire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Award Ceremony". The Irish Times. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Ronan McGreevy (18 November 2011). "Heaney honoured at book awards". The Irish Times. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Rosita Boland (23 November 2012). "Banville wins novel of year at awards". The Irish Times. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Guts’ named novel of the year Irish Times, 2013-11-27.
  5. ^ "Book Awards: BOD sees off the challenge of Roy Keane in blockbuster duel". Irish Independent. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 

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