Books  |  Nov 2, 2017

Irish Book Awards Shortlist 2017

The shortlist for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 has been announced, featuring a number of Curtis Brown authors. Now in its 12th year, the awards were founded to celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. 

Sinead Crowley has been shortlisted in the Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year category for her third novel, One Bad Turn.

Marian Keyes’ new novel, The Break and Melissa Hill’s Keep You Safe are both shortlisted for the Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year. 

Karen Gillece and Paul Perry, writing together as Karen Perry have been shortlisted for the Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year, for their novel Can You Keep A Secret?

Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, shortlisted for the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award their novel, Oh My God What A Complete Aisling, have also recently secured representation with Curtis Brown.

The Word is Murder, the acclaimed new novel from Anthony Horowitz is also shortlisted in the RTÉ Radio One’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award category. 

The public are now being asked to cast their votes online for the best books of the year on the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards website: Votes may be cast until midday on 23rd November, and the winners will be announced at the gala ceremony on 28th November.