Big names on Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 shortlist

Belinda McKeon, Nuala O’Connor, Anne Enright, Paul Murray, Kevin Barry and Edna O’Brien shortlisted for novel of the year

Cecelia Ahern, Graham Norton and Cathy Kelly  at last year’s Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Cecelia Ahern, Graham Norton and Cathy Kelly at last year’s Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

 

Tender by Belinda McKeon, Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor, The Green Road by Anne Enright, The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray, Beatlebone by Kevin Barry and The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien have been shortlisted for the Eason Book Club Novel of the Year, announced this morning as part of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 shortlist.

Diarmaid Ferriter, Joe Duffy, Matt Cooper, Carlo Gébler, Ronan Fanning and Tim Pat Coogan make up a heavyweight shortlist for the National Book Tokens Non-Fiction Book of the Year prize, while the authors shortlisted for the Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Senior) are Louise O’Neill, Shane Hegarty, Derek Landy, Sarah Crossan, Eoin Colfer and John Boyne.

The authors shortlisted for the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year award are Caitriona Lally, Sara Baume, Lisa McInerney, Hilary Fannin, Danielle Mc Laughlin and Sarah Bannan.

Irish Times columnist Roisin Ingle has been shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year for The Daughterhood, co-written with Natasha Fennell, and The Journey to Galway by Colm Toibin, first published in The Irish Times, has been shortlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year.

Hundreds of books were submitted this year for consideration across 13 categories and the public can now cast their vote via the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards website bgeirishbookawards.ie. Last year, over 45,000 readers voted. The winners will be announced at a gala event in Dublin’s Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, November 25th.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards brings together the entire book community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish writing talent. Brendan Corbett, the awards chairman, said: “Throughout the 10 years of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, one thing has never changed and that has been the seemingly limitless creativity of Irish writers. The awards were set up to honour such creativity and it is our hope that we’ve played our part in showcasing the work of so many talented writers over the years.”

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015 Shortlist

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)

TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way by Carsten Krieger (The O’Brien Press)

The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers edited by Sinéad Gleeson (New Island Books)

Windharp Edited by Niall Mc Monagle (Penguin Ireland)

1916: Portraits and Lives by Lawrence William White and James Quinn (Royal Irish Academy

Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Cultural and Political Writings 1891 - 1922 by Declan Kiberd and P.J.Mathews (Abbey Theatre Press)

Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World by Jennifer Goff (Irish Academic Press)

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 Sinead 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)

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)

National Book Tokens Non-Fiction Book of the Year

A Nation and not a Rabble by Diarmaid Ferriter (Profile Books)

Children of the Rising by Joe Duffy (Hachette Books Ireland)

The Maximalist by Matt Cooper (Gill & Macmillan)

The Projectionist by Carlo Gébler (New Island Books)

Éamon de Valera by Ronan Fanning (Faber & Faber)

1916: The Mornings After by Tim Pat Coogan (Head of Zeus)

Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year

Pulling the Strings: My Autobiography by Peter Stringer (Penguin Ireland)

Punching Above Their Weight by Sean Mc Goldrick (The O’Brien Press)

The White Heat: My Autobiography by Tomás Ó Sé (Gill & Macmillan)

Until Victory Always: A Memoir by Jim Mc Guinness (Gill & Macmillan)

The Autobiography by Henry Shefflin (Penguin Ireland )

The Last Line: My Autobiography by Packie Bonner (Ebury Press)

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)

Books Are My Bag Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Counting My Blessings by Francis Brennan (Gill & Macmillan)

Me and My Mate Jeffrey by Niall Breslin (Hachette Books Ireland)

Off You Go by Maeve Higgins (Hachette Books Ireland)

Shine: A Girl’s Guide to Thriving (Not Just Surviving) in Real Life by Siobhan Hackett and Mary Doherty (Hachette Books Ireland)

That’s Life by Marty Whelan (Gill & Macmillan)

The Daughterhood by Natasha Fennell and Roisin Ingle (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd)

RTÉ Radio 1’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award

Asking For It by Louise O’ Neill (Quercus)

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (Picador)

The Green Road by Anne Enright (Jonathan Cape)

Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins (Doubleday)

Call the Midlife by Chris Evans (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

Irelandopedia by Fatti and John Burke (Gill & Macmillan)

Writing.ie Short Story of the Year

A Slanting of the Sun by Donal Ryan (A Slanting of the Sun, Doubleday)

Boy, 19 by John Boyne (Beneath the Earth,Doubleday)

The Journey to Galway by Colm Toibin (Faber/The Irish Times)

December Swimmers by Paul Lenehan (The Moth)

Monologue for Cabman by Kevin Barry (The Stinging Fly Press)

What Time Is It Now, Where Are You? by Colum Mc Cann (Thirteen Ways of Looking, Bloomsbury)

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