Shortlists launch of 2015's best books
He'd gone off for a long walk, he told us and while it was great craic, he was back now. And so he was, among his people. Ryan Tubridy, or the boy who eats books for breakfast, as I once dubbed him, joined a starry array at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre last Wednesday for the launch of this year's BGE Irish Book Awards shortlists. We're ten years old now, so spirits were high as Dave Kirwan, Bord Gais Energy's book-loving leader, and Keelin Shanley, who will be our host on the big night (November 25 at the DoubleTree by Hilton), along with Ryan, formally launched proceedings.