Congratulations to Vintage authors Bernard MacLaverty and Ruth Fitzmaurice, and Michael Joseph's Marian Keyes, for their wins at the Irish Book Awards last night.
Founded to celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible, The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are now in their 12th year. They bring together a huge community passionate about books - readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians - to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish writing talent. The awards are voted for by the Irish public and a panel of judges. All of last night’s winners are now in the running for the Book of the Year, an award decided by the public. You can cast your vote here.
The awards ceremony will be broadcast on RTÉ One TV, tonight at 9.30pm and will later be available on the RTÉ Player.