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These are the best Irish books of 2017

We’ve got all the winners’ names right here.

The books nominated in the Best Irish Published Book of the Year category.
The books nominated in the Best Irish Published Book of the Year category.
Image: Aoife Barry

GET READY TO clear some space on your bookshelves and dust off those book tokens, because we now know what the best Irish books of 2017 are.

This evening, the literary world gathered for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017, where new and established faces were there to hear the winners named from a slew of categories.

Here’s who came out on top:

  • TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year

Atlas of the Irish Revolution – John Crowley, Donál Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and John Borgonovo (Cork University Press)

  • National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year (Junior)

A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea – Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood – Sarah Webb illustrated by Steve Mc Carthy (The O’ Brien Press)

  • National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year (Senior)

Stand by Me – Judi Curtin (The O’ Brien Press)

  • Dept 51@Eason Teen / Young Adult Book of the Year

Tangleweed and Brine – Deirdre Sullivan illustrated by Karen Vaughan (Little Island)

  • Eason Book Club Novel of the Year

Midwinter Break – Bernard MacLaverty (Jonathan Cape)

  • Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year

The Break – Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph)

  • Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year

The Therapy House – Julie Parsons (New Island Books)

  • Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year

I Found my Tribe – Ruth Fitzmaurice (Chatto & Windus)

  • Onside Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Wounds: A Memoir of War & Love – Fergal Keane (Williams Collins)

  • Ireland AM Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Motherfoclóir – Darach Ó Séaghdha (Head of Zeus)

  • EUROSPAR Cookbook of the Year

Cook Well, Eat Well – Rory O’ Connell (Gill Books)

  • Bord Gáis Energy Sports Book of the Year

The Choice – Philly McMahon with Niall Kelly (Gill Books)

  • RTÉ Radio 1’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listener’s Choice Award

he: A novel – John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton)

  • Listowel Writer’s Week Irish Poem of the Year

Seven Sugar Cubes – Clodagh Beresford Dunne (From the Irish Times)

  • Writing.ie Short Story of the Year

Back to Bones – Christine Dwyer Hickey (Longlisted for Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award)

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