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BAMB & NBT sponsor Irish Book Awards 2016


The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 shortlist has been announced today across fourteen categories, including Novel of the Year, Children’s, Cookery, Crime Fiction, Popular Fiction, Non-fiction, Sports, Short Story and Poetry.

Now in its 11th year, the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards was founded to celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a huge community passionate about books - readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best Irish writing talent.

We're thrilled to say that Books Are My Bag is sponsoring the Crime Fiction Book of the Year and National Book Tokens is sponsoring theNon-Fiction Book of the Year

Online voting for the awards is now open. 

The annual awards ceremony, which takes place 16th November, has become one of the premier events in the Irish literary calendar. Presidents, Taoisigh, Nobel Laureates, and most of the best writers in Ireland have attended this unique celebration of Irish literature, which is broadcast to the nation on RTÉ TV.


Key dates:
Submissions closed  - 7th September
Shortlist launch - 25th October
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards -  16th November