28 November 2018
Our winners at this year's Irish Book Awards

This year's An Post Irish Book Awards saw four prizes presented to Penguin Random House Ireland authors, including two awards for crime writer Liz Nugent for her novel Skin Deep. The Awards, which aim to celebrate the quality of Irish writing, are now in their thirteenth year, with the winners crowned at a star-studded awards ceremony at Dublin's Clayton Hotel.

Skin Deep, published by Penguin Ireland, was named Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year and also won the Listeners’ Choice Award, as voted for by listeners to RTÉ Radio 1’s The Ryan Tubridy Show. The novel, which saw Liz return after the success of her bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club pick Lying in Wait, follows the story of Cordelia Russell, a supposed English socialite living on the French Riveria, who sees the arrival of a visitor from a distant past disrupting her run of good luck.

The Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year Award went to Gaelic footballer Cora Staunton, the highest-scoring forward in the history of Ladies Gaelic Football, for her autobiography Game Changer.

The book, published by Transworld Ireland, recounts the triumphs of her career and the personal struggles that have plagued it,  speaking openly about the challenges and conflicts she and her teammates have experienced in the under-resourced world of female sport.

Also winning on the evening were chefs James Kavanagh and William Murray, whoseThe Currabinny Cookbook was named EUROSPAR Cookbook of the Year. The book gathers the best recipes from their highly successful food business Currabinny, which has grown a huge fanbase across Ireland and beyond after five years of selling at farmers' markets and hosting dining events and pop-ups, as well as reaching the finals of RTÉ's The Taste of Success.

Find out more about the An Post Irish Book Awards and view the full list of 2018's winners here.

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