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Neil Jordan takes novel of the year at Irish Book Awards
18.11.11 | Graeme Neill
Neil Jordan's Mistaken (John Murray) has been named novel of the year at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2011.
The film director clinched his prize at the awards ceremony, which was held last night (17th November). Seamus Heaney was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement award by the recently elected Irish president Michael D Higgins. Other winners included Caitlin Moran, Alan Glynn, Anna Carey and Chris Judge.
John Treacy, chairman of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, said: "As a literary nation Ireland has few equals. We in the trade know how tremendously lucky we are to have so many great writers resident and working on this island, as the list of award winners would suggest. The Irish creative spirit is unquenchable and even in these difficult economic times, our industry continues to produce books of the highest quality."
The winners in full:
The Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year:
Mistaken by Neil Jordan (John Murray)
RTÉ Radio 1's The John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award:
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (Ebury)
The Ireland AM Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year:
Bloodland by Alan Glynn (Faber)
The Argosy Irish Non-Fiction Book of the Year:
Easy Meals by Rachel Allen (Collins)
Eason Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year:
All For You by Sheila O'Flanagan (Headline)
Irish Sports Book of the Year:
Inside the Peloton by Nicolas Roche (Transworld Ireland)
Bord Gáis Energy Irish Bookshop of the Year:
Crannóg Bookshop, Cavan town
Sunday Independent Best Irish Newcomer of the Year:
Solace by Belinda McKeon (Picador)
International Education Services Best Irish Published Book of the Year:
Connemara: A Little Gaelic Kingdom by Tim Robinson (Penguin Ireland)
Specsavers Irish Children's Book of the Year:
The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge (Andersen Press)
The Real Rebecca by Anna Carey (O'Brien)