Sunday, November 25, 2012

2012 Winners in Bord Gais Irish Book Awards

A couple of days late but so pleased for the winners and also all the great publicity for our great Irish publishers. The shortlists were excellent this year, hopefully inspiring readers to go out and discover new authors and of course we are all delighted for the winners.

Eason Novel of the Year : John Banville - Ancient Light (Viking [Penguin Group])

Shortlist
Astray Emma Donoghue
Dark Lies the Island Kevin Barry
The Light of Amsterdam David Park
Where Have You Been Joseph O'Connor
Hawthorn and Child Keith Ridgeway

RTÉ Radio 1's John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award : Just Mary by Mary O'Rourke (Gill and Macmillan)

Shortlist
Run Fat Bitch Run Ruth Field
Bring Up The Bodies Hilary Mantel
The Paris Wife Paula McLain
All In My Head: The Autobiography Lar Corbett

Ireland AM Crime Fiction of the Year: Broken Harbour by Tana French (Hachette Books Ireland)

Shortlist
Vengeance Benjamin Black
The Istanbul Puzzle Laurence O'Bryan
Too Close for Comfort Niamh O'Connor
Red Ribbons Louise Phillips
Slaughter's Hound Declan Burke

Avonmore Cookbook of the Year  Eat Like an Italian by Catherine Fulvio (Gill&Macmillan)

Shortlist
Cake Rachel Allen
Kitchen Hero: Great Food for Less Donal Skehan
The MacNean Restaurant Cookbook Neven Maguire
Domini at Home Domini Kemp
Irish Countrywoman's Association Cookbook Irish Countrywoman's Association

Argosy Non-Fiction Book of the Year  Country Girl by Edna O'Brien (Faber&Faber)

Shortlist
The Good Room David McWilliams
A Kick Against the Pricks: The Autobiography David Morris
Everybody Matters Mary Robinson
Just Mary Mary O'Rourke
Atlas of the Great Irish Famine Crowley, Smyth and Murphy

Eason Popular Fiction Book of the Year  A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy (Orion)

Shortlist
This Child of Mine Sinead Moriarty
The Mystery of Mercy Close Marian Keyes
The House on Willow Street Cathy Kelly
One Hundred Names Cecelia Ahern

Lifestyle Sports Sports Book of the Year My Olympic Dream by Katie Taylor (Simon and Schuster)

Shortlist
My Journey Jim Stynes
Cliffs Of Insanity: A Winter On Ireland's Big Waves Keith Duggan
The Bull John Hayes
Memory Man Jimmy Magee
The Great and the Good John Giles

Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland/Lilliput)

Shortlist
The China Factory Mary Costello
The Crocodile By The Door Selina Guinness
Tyringham Park Rosemary McLoughlin
This Is How It Ends Kathleen McMahon
We Have A Good Time....Don't We? Maeve Higgins

International Education Services Best Irish Published Book of the Year Atlas of the Great Irish Famine by John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy (Cork University Press)

Shortlist
At War With the Empire Gerry Hunt
And Time Stood Still Alice Walker
Triggs Paul Howard
Tyringham Park Rosemary McLoughlin
Isn't It Well For Ye? The Book Of Irish Mammies Colm O'Regan

Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Junior) The Moose belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers (Harper Collins)

Shortlist
Guess How Much I Love You: Here, There and Everywhere Sam McBratney
Oh No, George! Chris Haughton
Adam's Greatest Inventions Benji Bennett

Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (Senior) Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer (Puffin)

Shortlist
The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Bucket John Boyne
Zom-B Darren Shan
Rebecca's Rules Anna Carey
Leave It To Eva Jodi Curtin
Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom Of The Wicked Derek Landy

Bord Gais Energy Bookshop of the Year: Bridge Street Books, Wicklow Town

Shortlist
Crannóg Bookshop, Cavan Town
O'Mahony's, Limerick
The Reading Room, Carrick-on-Shannon
The Gutter Bookshop, Temple Bar

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