Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Belated congratulations to all the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Award winners.

Novelist and playwright Jennifer Johnston whose books are a constant delight,
was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Joseph O'Connor. John
Jennifer Johnston with Joseph O'connor
Banville's 'Ancient Light' took Eason Novel of the Year; 'Just Mary', much loved
politician Mary O'Rourke's autobiography, was RTE John Murray's Show Listeners'
Choice; Crime Fiction Book of the Year is 'Broken Harbour' by Tana French - no
surprise there, it's unputdownable; a writer to watch and Newcomer of the Year is
Donal Ryan with 'The Spinning Heart';  Eoin Colfer's 'Artemis Fowl: The Last
Guardian' takes Children's Book of the Year, Senior, and the last in the series,
we believe.

The Bord Gais Energy bookshop of the Year is Bridge Street Books in the town of Wicklow. It is run with passion by Hilary Hamilton who is surrounded by a dedicated team of book lovers who are as passionate about reading as they are at recommending 'reads' to their customers.

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