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Irish book awards

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

There are some super titles up for grabs.

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The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are set to take place in Dublin’s DoubleTree Hilton Hotel on Wednesday 16 November, and as you might imagine there are some excellent books on the shortlist.

You can have your say via public vote as to who you think should win in each category herewhile equal weight is given to a panel of around 300 experts, including critics, authors and retailers. will once more be sponsoring the category of Best Irish Published Book of the Year, an award which is dedicated to home-grown publishing houses and their output.

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

The nominees in the category – and the ones you can win – are:

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  • Dublin Since 1922 by Tim Carey
  • All Through the Night by Marie Heaney (editor)
  • Looking Back: The Changing Faces of Ireland by Eric Luke
  • Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks by Fintan O’Toole (editor)
  • The Invisible Art: A Century of Music in Ireland 1916 – 2016 by Michael Dervan (editor)
  • The Glass Shore by Sinéad Gleeson (editor)

To enter, you just have to answer this question:

How many books are in the best Irish Published Book of the Year 2016 category?

Send your answer to by 11.59pm on Wednesday 9 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!

Read: These are the best books in Ireland right now – and you get to vote for your favourites>

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