The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 took place last night, November 16th at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The annual awards, which were inaugurated in 2007, celebrate Irish writing, aim to promote the Irish publishing industry and bring Irish books into wider readership. The awards are a wonderful way to bring together writers and publishers and celebrate the books that so much time and energy go into.
Unsurprisingly, Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones, last week’s Goldsmith Prize winner scooped this year’s prize of Novel of the Year. McCormack’s success at home and abroad will hopefully draw more attention to high quality of Irish Writing and more importantly, the quality of Irish publishing. Publishing Ireland’s members also very successful at this year’s awards, (more…)