Tuesday 6 December 2016

Shortlist celebrates the very best of Irish writing

Published 30/10/2016 | 02:30

Irish Book Awards 2016
Irish Book Awards 2016
Game of Throw-Ins by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly
The Girl From The Savoy by Hazel Gaynor (Harper Collins)
Holding by Graham Norton (Hodder & Stoughton)
I Read The News Today, Oh Boy.
Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern.
The Privileged by Emily Hourican (Hachette Ireland)
Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna (Transworld Ireland)

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 shortlist ­announced this week features a diverse array of Irish authors across 14 categories, including genres sponsored by the Irish ­Independent and Sunday Independent.

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Hundreds of books were submitted this year for consideration across the categories and the public are being asked to cast their vote on the best books via www.bgeirishbookawards.ie. This year, anyone who casts their vote on the www.bgeirishbookawards.ie website, will be in with the chance of winning a €100 voucher from National Book Tokens.

Votes can be cast until midnight on November 12 and the winners will be announced in Dublin's Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on November 16. They include:

Eason Novel of the Year

* All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland)

* Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber&Faber)

* Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Tramp Press)

* The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride (Faber&Faber)

* The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (Pan Macmillan/Picador)

* This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell (Tinder Press)

Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year

* Himself by Jess Kidd (Canongate Books)

* Red Dirt by EM Reapy (Head of Zeus)

* The Last Days of Summer by Vanessa Ronan (Penguin Ireland)

* The Maker of Swans by Paraic O'Donnell (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

* The Things I Should Have Told You by Carmel Harrington (HarperCollins)

* This Living and Immortal Thing by Austin Duffy (Granta Books)

The Journal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year

* All Through the Night - Edited by Marie Heaney (Poetry Ireland)

* Dublin Since 1922 by Tim Carey (Hachette Books Ireland)

* Looking Back: The Changing Faces of Ireland by Eric Luke (The O'Brien Press)

* Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks - Edited by Fintan O'Toole (Royal Irish Academy)

* The Invisible Art: A Century of Music in Ireland 1916-2016 by Michael Dervan (New Island Books)

* The Glass Shore by Sinéad Gleeson (New Island Books)

National Book Tokens Non-fiction Book of the Year

* I Read the News Today, Oh Boy by Paul Howard (Picador)

* Ireland: The Autobiography by John Bowman (Penguin Ireland)

* The Hurley Maker's Son by Patrick Deeley (Doubleday Ireland)

* The Supreme Court by Ruadhán Mac Cormaic (Penguin Ireland)

* Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir by John Banville & Paul Joyce (Hachette Books Ireland)

* When Ideas Matter by Michael D Higgins (Head of Zeus)

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* Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent (Penguin Ireland)

* Conclave by Robert Harris (Hutchinson)

* Dictatorship: My Teenage War With OCD by Rebecca Ryan (On Stream Publications Ltd)

* All Through the Night - Edited by Marie Heaney (Poetry Ireland)

* All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan (Transworld Ireland)

* Victim Without A Face by Stefan Ahnhem (Head of Zeus)

Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Junior)

* A Child of Books by Sam Winston and Oliver Jeffers (Walker Books)

* Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton (Walker Books)

* Historopedia by Fatti and John Burke (Gill Books)

* Pigín of Howth by Kathleen Watkins and Margaret Anne Suggs (Gill Books)

* Rabbit and Bear: Rabbit's Bad Habits by Julian Gough & Jim Field (Hachette Children's Group)

* Rover and the Big Fat Baby by Roddy Doyle (Pan Macmillan)

Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Senior)

* Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden (Puffin)

* The Book of Shadows by ER Murray (Mercier Press)

* The Making of Mollie by Anna Carey (The O'Brien Press)

* Needlework by Deirdre Sullivan (Little Island Books)

* Nothing Tastes As Good by Claire Hennessy (Hot Key Books)

* Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Avonmore Cookbook of the Year

* Recipes For a Nervous Breakdown by Sophie White (Gill)

* Natural Born Feeder by Roz Purcell (Gill Books)

* The World of the Happy Pear by Stephen and David Flynn (Penguin Ireland)

* The Little Green Spoon by Indy Power (Ebury Press)

* Neven Maguire's Complete Family Cookbook by Neven Maguire (Gill Books)

* The Brother Hubbard by Garrett Fitzgerald (Gill Books)

Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year

* Blood, Sweat & McAteer by Jason McAteer (Hachette Books Ireland)

* Coolmore Stud, Ireland's Greatest Sporting Success Story by Alan Conway (Mercier Press)

* My Life in Rugby by Donal Lenihan (Transworld Ireland)

* Out of Control by Cathal Mc Carron (Simon & Schuster)

* The Battle by Paul O'Connell (Penguin Ireland)

* Win or Learn by John Kavanagh (Penguin Ireland)

Crime Fiction Award

* Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard (Atlantic Books)

* Little Bones by Sam Blake (Bonnier Zaffre)

* Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent (Penguin Ireland)

* The Constant Soldier by William Ryan (Mantle)

* The Drowning Child by Alex Barclay (HarperCollins)

* The Trespasser by Tana French (Hachette Ireland)

Full shortlist available at www.bgeirishbookawards.ie

The Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year

* Game of Throw-Ins by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (Penguin Ireland)

* Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern (Harper Collins)

* Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna (Transworld Ireland)

* The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor (Harper Collins)

* The Privileged by Emily Hourican (Hachette Ireland)

* Holding by Graham Norton (Hodder & Stoughton)

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