Fiction, Nonfiction, Sports, Childrens, Newcomer,Tubridy Listeners' Choice

By: Irish Book Awards  05/12/2011
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Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year

Inaugurated in 2000,The Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year counts among its distinguished winners the late John McGahern, Colum McCann, John Banville and last year's winner Emma Donoghue for Room.

Winner

Neil Jordan's long-awaited new novel offers imaginative entertainment of the highest order.

Nominated

Farley, an elderly man, finds himself lying paralysed, and his mind begins to move back into his past.

Eagerly awaited by fans of his award-winning short stories.

Solace tells the story of a father and son thrown together by tragedy; one clinging to the old country and one plunging into the new.

Spanning nearly seven decades, On Canaan’s Side is a novel of memory, war, family-ties and love.

A beautifully-observed novel of family tensions and adultery.


The Argosy Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year

One of the mainstays of the Irish book-trade, Argosy book wholesalers joined the first expansion of the Irish Book Awards in 2006. Previous winners include Stepping Stones, by Dennis O'Driscoll and Seamus Heaney, and last year's winner A Coward if I Return, A Hero if I Fall by Neil Richardson.

Winner

Bestselling TV cook Rachel Allen shares her ultimate fast and easy family recipes.

Nominated

A compelling account of the fall of the Soviet Union, built around one day.

The first full account of the Anglo Irish Bank disaster.

A work of extraordinary intensity and drama from a wonderfully gifted writer.

The definitive account of the tumultuous events that led to Ireland going broke.

A deeply felt memoir which goes behind the public face of Joe Duffy to reveal a complex, passionate man.


The Specsavers Irish Children's Book of the Year - Jnr

We are delighted to welcome Specsavers as the new sponsors of the Children's Category. Specsavers are already at the heart of the UK book industry and they represent a valuable addition to the IBA sponsors' roster.

Winner

A picture book about overcoming loneliness from an exciting new Irish talent.

Nominated

The latest in a series of Adam's Amazing Adventures.

A marvelous collection of rhymes to delight any child.

A hilarious book with a wonderful surprise ending.

The story of a rather remarkable grizzly bear.


The Specsavers Irish Children's Book of the Year - Snr

We are delighted to welcome Specsavers as the new sponsors of the Children's Category. Specsavers are already at the heart of the UK book industry and they represent a valuable addition to the IBA sponsors' roster.

Winner

A fresh and original debut novel.

Nominated

The sixth instalment in the historic, hysterical and horrific Skulduggery Pleasant series.

Strandbrook College: new term, new beginnings?

Something wicked has awoken under the streets of Dublin ..

The question is – how far can Larten go… alone?


Sunday Independent Best Irish Newcomer of the Year

This award was created to reward the most promising first-time author published in Ireland in any given year. The award is unrestricted by genre and previous winners include Gisele Scanlon for The Goddess Guide and Ronan O'Brien for Confessions of a Fallen Angel.

Winner

Solace tells the story of a father and son thrown together by tragedy.

Nominated

Salty Baby is deeply personal, at times shocking, always honest, and ultimately hopeful.

The story of a young man’s struggle for self-definition, told with humour and lyricism.

How do you find yourself when you're just someone else's better half?

Winner of 'Write a Bestseller' on TV3's The Morning Show.

The book is a funny, wise and unforgettable story of a father, a son and what really matters.


The International Education Services Best Irish-Published Book of the Year

International Education Services Ltd transferred their sponsorship form the Best Newcomer category to the Best Irish-Published category in 2010.

Winner

The conclusion to Tim Robinson's extraordinary Connemara trilogy.

Nominated

A photographic history of revolutionary Ireland 1913-1923.

The Other Ireland provides an invaluable insight into Irish history.

Includes over 100 mouth-watering recipes that all the family will love.

The first cookbook from a successful and enthusiastic food blogger.

A companion to the best-selling Beaut.ie Guide to Gorgeous.


The Irish Sports Book of the Year

Club Energise Sport have relinquished their sponsorship of the sports category. No replacement sponsor has been appointed as yet.

Winner

A professional cyclist tells the true story of life on the Tour.

Nominated

Ronnie Whelan tells the story of the good and the bad times at the club, as well as his international career with Ireland.

This powerfully honest autobiography looks at life at the very top in National Hunt racing.

An account of one year in the life of one player and one club in one country, 'far from home'.

A direct, honest and revealing autobiography by one of Ireland's most popular sports people.

One fateful day, a life changed forever.


The John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award

The John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award has replaced the Ryan Tubridy version but we are delighted that our close relationship with RTE is being maintained and look forward to many more years of the Listeners' Choice Award.

Winner

A new way of looking at feminism from one of our funniest writers.

Nominated

A journey through depression by one of Ireland's best-loved actresses.

"To understand Ireland, you have to understand the GAA. To understand the GAA, you have to read this book. A masterpiece."

Winner of the Pulitzer prize for Fiction 2011.

A funny, wise and unforgettable story of a father, a son and what really matters.

An inventive and strange and beautifully controlled piece of fiction.


The Easons Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year

Easons have been in the vanguard of promoting Irish popular fiction for decades. Previous winners include Anita Notaro, Marian Keyes and Ross O'Carroll-Kelly.

Winner

The new fabulously addictive read from the No. 1 bestselling author.

Nominated

It was no country for young men. Or women ..

The concluding third book in this moving series.

Third novel by self-confessed chocoholic Emma Hannigan.

The seventh novel by bestselling author Sinéad Moriarty.

Lucy Silchester has an appointment with her life – and she’s going to have to keep it.


Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award

The Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award has proved an enormous popular success. Last year's winner was Gene Kerrigan's Dark Times in the City.

Winner

Alan Glynn’s follow-up to Winterland is another crime novel of and for our times.

Nominated

Californian forensic investigator Reilly Steel has arrived in Ireland to drag the Irish crime lab into the 21st century.

Absolute Zero Cool is a post-modern take on the crime thriller genre.

The fourth book in a series of literary crime novels set in atmospheric 1950s Dublin.

The new psychological thriller, featuring Maeve Kerrigan, from the bestselling author of The Missing

The Bloody Meadow is a sequel to one of last year's most impressive crime fiction debuts.

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