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COMPETITION: Win a load of superb books nominated for the Irish Book Awards

Book lovers rejoice, there’s some brilliant ones up for grabs.



The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards will be taking place in Dublin’s DoubleTree Hilton Hotel on Wednesday 25 November, and as you might imagine there’s some excellent books on the shortlist.

The awards have grown year on year from having just three categories in their first year in 2007 to fifteen for this year’s ceremony.

Winners are chosen democratically – you can have your say via public vote as to who you think should win in each category here, while equal weight is likewise given to a panel of around 300 experts, including critics, authors and retailers.

Once more, TheJournal.ie will be sponsoring the category of Best Irish Published Book of the Year, an award dedicated to home-grown publishing houses and their output.

And two lucky readers have the chance to win all six of the books from that category.

The nominees are:


awards3 Windharp, edited by Niall MacMonagle


  • Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way by Carsten Krieger
  • The Long Gaze Back by Sinéad Gleeson (editor)
  • Windharp by Niall MacMonagle (editor)
  • 1916: Portraits and Lives by Lawrence William White & James Quinn (editors)
  • Handbook of the Irish Revival by Declan Kiberd & PJ Mathews (editors)
  • Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World  by Jennifer Goff

To win all the books, all you have to do is answer this question:

Who wrote Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World, nominated for Best Irish Published Book of the Year 2015? 

Send your answers to irishbookawards@thejournal.ie by 11.59pm on Wednesday 18 November, along with your name, contact number, and address (so we can post the books out to you if you win).

The two winners will be chosen at random after the closing date and will be notified either by email or by phone.

Good luck everyone!

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