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# Win
COMPETITION: Win these books nominated for the Irish Book Awards
Six great books about a range of topics.

THIS YEAR’S BORD Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are due to take place on Tuesday 28 November – and there’s still plenty of time to vote for your favourite among the nominees.

But if you also want to get your hands on some of the nominated books, you’ve come to the right place. is proud to be sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book of the Year award, and we have two prizes to give away of a copy of each of the six books in the category.


That means two lucky readers will be sent one copy of each of the six books, which are:

  • The Woodcutter and His Family – Frank Mc Guinness (Brandon)
  • Atlas of the Irish Revolution – John Crowley, Donál Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and John Borgonovo (Cork University Press)
  • A Sense of Home – Helen James (Hachette Books Ireland)
  • Tangleweed and Brine – Deirdre Sullivan illustrated by Karen Vaughan (Little Island)
  • Connemara & Aran – Walter Pfeiffer (Artisan House)
  • De Valera Volume 1: Rise (1882 – 1932) – David McCullagh (Gill Books)

Ranging from fiction to history to photography, the category is a wonderfully diverse one.

To be in with a chance, simply email with the answer to this question:

  • What date are the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017 going to be held?

Put ‘Irish Book Awards’ in the subject line of the email and include your name, address and contact number, so we can let you know if you’re one of the two lucky winners. Closing date is midnight on Sunday 12 November 2017.

Best of luck!

Read our interviews with some of the nominees, and the full list of nominated books, here>

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