Costello debut novel voted ‘book of the year’ in Irish awards
Academy Street, a debut novel by Mary Costello (Text), has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2014, reports the Bookseller. The book won the ‘novel of the year’ category in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards and was subsequently voted the winner of the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year award by the public. Costello has previously written the short story collection The China Factory (Text), which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award.
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