We're delighted to have two Picador books shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards: Emma Donoghue's The Wonder and Paul Howard's I Read The News Today, Oh Boy.
The awards, now in their 11th year, feature 14 categories, including children’s, cookery, crime fiction, popular fiction, nonfiction, sports, short story and poetry. See all the shortlisted titles here.
Find out more about our shortlisted titles below.
Shortlisted for Eason Novel of the Year
Inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - The Wonder is a psychological thriller about a child's murder happening in slow motion.
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Shortlisted for National Book Tokens Nonfiction Book of the Year
I Read the News Today, Oh Boy
Few people rode the popular wave of the sixties quite like Tara Browne. One of Swinging London's most popular faces, he lived fast, died young and was immortalized for ever in the opening lines of 'A Day in the Life'. Paul Howard has pieced together the extraordinary story of a young Irishman who epitomized the spirit of the times.
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The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday, November 16th, in Dublin’s Double Tree by Hilton Hotel.
Cast your vote on the best books of the year at www.irishbookawards.irish/vote2016/