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Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards shortlist unveiled

29th October 2010

Colm Toibin and Emma Donoghue are among the authors shortlisted in the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards.

The writers are competing for the Irish novel of the year accolade in the awards, with Toibin chosen for Brooklyn and Donoghue nominated for her Man Booker-shortlisted Room.

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, Paul Murray's Skippy Dies, Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor and Roddy Doyle's The Dead Republic were also shortlisted for the novel prize.

David Bunworth, managing director of Bord Gais Energy, commented: 'This year's shortlist is a tribute to the talent and range that exists in Irish writing.'

The awards, which have ten categories in total, were founded in 2006 and are supported by the Irish Literary Academy. The winners are selected by public vote, not through a judging panel.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 25th, where novelist Maeve Binchy will receive a lifetime achievement award in Irish literature.

Last year, Sebastian Barry won the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Award for the Irish novel of the year with The Secret Scripture.
 

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