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Irish Book Awards 2015 winners announced

The 10th annual Irish Book Awards were celebrated in Dublin on 25 November, with Anne Enright taking out Novel of the Year for The Green Road (Random House) and Joe Duffy’s Children of the Rising (Hachette Ireland)—an account of the children killed during the 1916 Easter Rising—picking up the nonfiction award. In the children’s categories, Imaginary Fred (Eoin Colfer & Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins) was successful in the Junior category and Asking for It (Louise O’Neill, Quercus) in the Senior category. Irish-American novelist J P Donleavy was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award. The Irish Book Awards are sponsored by Bord Gáis Energy and are the biggest celebration of Irish books and authors in Ireland. To see a full list of winners, click here.


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