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Irish Book Award winners announced
27 Nov 2014 16:04
Cecelia Ahern, Neven Maguire, Graham Norton, Majella O'Donnell, Chris O'Dowd and Brian O'Driscoll were among the winners at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, which were held in Dublin on Wednesday night, November 27.
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Ahern won Popular Fiction Book of the Year for The Year I Met You.
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The award for Novel of the Year went to Mary Costello for Academy St, while Louise O'Neill won Newcomer of the Year for Only Ever Yours.
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Maguire won Cookbook of the Year for The Nation's Favourite Food Fast.
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Norton won the Non-Fiction Book of the Year for his memoir, The Life and Loves of a He Devil.
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O'Donnell won The John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award for her book It's All in the Head.
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O'Dowd and co-writer Nick Vincent Murphy won the Children's Book of the Year (Senior) for Moone Boy.
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O'Driscoll was the winner of Sports Book of the Year for The Test.
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Poet Paul Durcan received the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award, while Jeffrey Archer was presented with the inaugural International Recognition Award.
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Members of the public can still vote for Book of the Year at: www.bgeirishbookawards.ie until midnight Thursday December 4.
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Highlights and interviews from the Irish Book Awards will be screened on RTÉ One on Saturday November 29 at 11:05pm, and there will also be a special report on The Works on Friday November 28 on RTÉ One at 8:00pm.
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