Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards
Now in its 12th year, the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards was founded to celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. It was a tough one, but we managed to whittle down our favourite books of the year to a shortlist for RTÉ Radio One’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award. Ryan has spoken to all the authors at some stage this year and championed their books with genuine enthusiasm. The public and most importantly OUR LISTENERS - are now being asked to cast your votes online for the winner of RTÉ Radio One’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award.
All you have to do is visit the awards website https://www.irishbookawards.irish/vote2017/
Vote for the book you would like to win in each category and enter the prize draw to win €100 of National Book Tokens. Votes may be cast until midday on Thursday 23rd November, and the winners will be announced at the gala ceremony in The Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road on Tuesday, 28th November.
THE WORD IS MURDER – ANTHONY HOROWITZ
SHE PLANNED HER OWN FUNERAL....BUT DID SHE ARRANGE HER MURDER? Buried secrets, murder and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowtiz’s page-turning new detective series. INTERVIEW: Friday 15th September 2017
JACKIE’S GIRL 'My Life with the Kennedy Family' – KATHY McKEON
Kathy tells how she spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy’s personal assistant and occasional nanny and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous first lady. INTERVIEW: Monday 2nd October 2017
HE – JOHN CONNOLLY
The ‘He’ of the title is Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy fame....John Connolly looks at the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever know. INTERVIEW: Monday 13th November 2017
ITHACA – Alan McMonagle
Alan McMonagle’s debut novel.....set in the Summer of 2009 and the end of the Celtic Tiger.....11 year old Jason Lowry lives in small town Ireland were all the shops have closed down. INTERVIEW: Monday 12th June 2017
ADMISSIONS: A LIFE IN BRAIN SURGERY – Dr. Henry Marsh
Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. It has been a roller-coaster of a career with exhilarating highs and devastating lows but his love for neurosurgery has never wavered. INTERVIEW: Tuesday 16th May 2017
FRANCIS BRENNAN’S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT by Francis Brennan
Sharing all he has learned from running the Park Hotel in Kenmare Francis Brennan’s book contains everything you need to create a well organised home. INTERVIEW: Friday 10th November 2017