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Book Awards

By Maeve Ward
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Oct 25th, 2016
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The Shortlisted titles for the Irish Book Awards 2016 have just been announced and we are particularly excited to announce the nominees for the Eason Book Club Novel of the year! All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. Her husband doesn’t take her news too well. She...
By James
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Mar 11th, 2015
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Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) announced today their short-list for the annual Book of the Year Award. Currently in its 25th year, the CBI seal is generally regarded as the most prestigious award for children’s books in Ireland. The ten finalists include Chris Haughton’s beautifully...
By Alan
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Nov 27th, 2014
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On a night when the Irish Book Industry turned out in force to give its annual awards to the authors of the year’s best books, it was certainly a chance to celebrate the breadth, quality and enduring popularity of books in 2014 with a stellar array of great books nominated in all 12 categories. The [...
By Meghan Davey
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Oct 30th, 2014
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The Shortlisted titles for the Irish Book Awards 2014 have now been revealed and we are particularly excited to announce the nominees for the Eason Novel of the Year Award. Nora Webster by Colm Toibin In a follow up to his superb 2009 novel, Brooklyn, Colm Toibin returns to the village of Enniscorthy...
By Meghan Davey
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Oct 15th, 2014
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While everyone tweeted their delight at Ireland’s footballing victory over Germany, a whole other party was in full swing on the other side of the Twittersphere. There was great excitement in the book world last night as the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize was finally revealed. The announcement w...
By Stephen
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Sep 9th, 2014
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In a year when American authors are eligible for the Man Booker Prize for the first time, it seems the judges were keen to highlight the prize’s now very global reach in their shortlist. The six authors come from all four corners of the globe. Two are American; Karen Joy Fowler is shortlisted for We ...
By Stephen
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Two Irish authors feature on this year’s Man Booker Prize longlist – Niall Williams is cited for his ninth novel, History of the Rain, while Joseph O’Neill, previously longlisted for his novel, Netherland, is included for his follow-up, The Dog, due to be published in September. Cork-based David Mitc...
By James
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Jun 12th, 2014
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The winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez. Born in Colombia, Vásquez lived in Europe for 16 years before returning to his native Bogotá. He is also the author of The Secret History of Costaguana and The Informers. In The So...
By Stephen
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Jun 6th, 2014
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Winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Donna Tartt’s third novel, The Goldfinch, is the epic story of a boy, Theodore Decker, who comes into possession of a prized painting following a tragic incident. Orphaned, Theodore moves from home to home, from companion to companion; we follow his f...
By Stephen
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Jun 5th, 2014
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Eimear McBride’s stunning debut novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thinghas won the 2014 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction! Beating out exceptionally strong competition from Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning The Goldfinch, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah, Jhumpa Lahiri’s Th...