Four Pan Macmillan books shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards

26 October 2016

By Pan Macmillan

We're delighted to have four Pan Macmillan titles shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards: Emma Donoghue's The Wonder, Paul Howard's  I Read The News Today, Oh BoyRoddy Doyle's Rover and the Big Fat Baby and William Ryan's The Constant Soldier.

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

The Wonder
Emma Donoghue

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
Paul Howard

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'. But who was John Lennon's lucky man who made the grade and then blew his mind out in a car? Paul Howard has pieced together the extraordinary story of a young Irishman who epitomized the spirit of the times.

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​Shortlisted for Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year 

Rover and the Big Fat Baby
Roddy Doyle

A hilarious new adventure for young readers from the Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle and illustrated by Chris Judge.
The BFB (Big Fat Baby) is missing! Can Rover the wonder dog and his little nephew Messi (who is actually very tidy) track her down?

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Shortlisted for the Crime Fiction Award

The Constant Soldier 
William Ryan

A gripping, powerful tale of love and survival set against the final bitter weeks of the Nazi regime. An elegant and powerful thriller which sheds light upon a bleak and lesser known period of the Second World War.

Start reading The Constant Soldier

The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday, November 16th, in Dublin’s Double Tree by Hilton Hotel.

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