Sunday 25 August 2019

Best Irish books shortlist

The Green Road by Anne Enright
The Green Road by Anne Enright
Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor
The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
Beatlebone by Kevin Barry
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 shortlist ­announced this week features a diverse array of acclaimed Irish authors across 13 categories, including genres sponsored by the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent.

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 Last year, over 45,000 readers and book lovers made their voices heard and voted to select the winners in each category. Votes can be cast until midnight on November 20 and the winners will be announced in Dublin's Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on November 25. They include:

Eason Book Club Novel of the Year

Tender by Belinda McKeon (Pan Macmillan / Picador)

Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor (Sandstone Press Ltd)

The Green Road by Anne Enright (Jonathan Cape).

The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray (Hamish Hamilton)

Beatlebone by Kevin Barry (Canongate Books)

The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien (Faber & Faber)

Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year

About Sisterland by Martina Devlin (Ward River Press)

The Dress by Kate Kerrigan (Head of Zeus)

Seedless in Seattle by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (Penguin Ireland)

The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern (HarperCollins)

The Way We Were by Sinead Moriarty (Penguin Ireland)

Another Heartbeat in the House by Kate Beaufoy (Transworld Ireland)

Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year

Eggshells by Caitriona Lally (Liberties Press)

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume (Tramp Press)

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (John Murray)

Hopscotch: A Memoir by Hilary Fannin (Doubleday Ireland)

Dinosaurs On Other Planets by Danielle Mc Laughlin (Stinging Fly Press)

Weightless by Sarah Bannan (Bloomsbury Circus)

Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Junior)

Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children's Books)

A Dublin Fairytale by Nicola Colton (The O'Brien Press)

The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune by PJ Lynch (Walker Books)

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children's Books)

The Snow Beast by Chris Judge (Andersen Press)

I'm a Girl! by Yasmeen Ismail (Bloomsbury Children's Books)

Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Senior)

Asking For It by Louise O' Neill (Quercus Books)

Darkmouth: Worlds Explode by Shane Hegarty (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Demon Road by Derek Landy (HarperCollins Children's Books)

One by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury Children's Books)

Once Upon a Place by Eoin Colfer (Little Island Books)

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne (Doubleday Children's)

Avonmore Cookbook of the Year

The Virtuous Tart by Susan Jane White (Gill & Macmillan)

The Nations' Favourite Healthy Food by Neven Maguire (Gill & Macmillan)

A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry (Mitchell Beazley)

Coast: Recipes from Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by Rachel Allen (HarperCollins)

Home: Recipes from Ireland by Trish Deseine (Hachette Cuisine, Paris)

Fresh: Simple, Delicious Recipes to Make You Feel Energised by Donal Skehan (Hodder & Stoughton)

Ireland AM Crime Book of the Year

Even the Dead by Benjamin Black (Viking)

Freedom's Child by Jax Miller (HarperCollins)

Are You Watching Me? by Sinéad Crowley (Quercus)

Only We Know by Karen Perry (Michael Joseph)

The Game Changer by Louise Phillips (Hachette Books Ireland)

After the Fire by Jane Casey (Ebury Press).

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