Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Irish Book Awards 2015

The Bord Gáis Energy Book Awards 2015 winners were announced in a ceremony last night, which took place in Dublin's Double Tree Hilton. The ceremony, celebrating it's 10th year, was attended by a host of Ireland's finest authors, publishers and booksellers.
This year, over 45,000 book lovers across the nation voted for their favourite reads in each category. There are two children's categories, both of which had very strong shortlisted candidates, but, sadly, there can be only one winner in each.
The Specsavers Children's Book of the Year went to the delightful, funny, warm and thought-provoking Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer (current Laureate na nÓg) and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers; published by HarperCollins Children's Books.
In the Specsavers Children's Book of the Year senior category, the winner
was the young adult title Asking For It by Louise O'Neill; publisher Quercus Books.
A hearty congratulations to both...that was a tough list and coming out on top in the eyes of Ireland's discerning readers was quite a feat! You should be proud.
For more information on the winners of the awards, just follow the link.
http://www.irishbookawards.ie/2015/11/25/bord-gais-energy-irish-book-awards-2015-winning-authors-revealed/

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