Irish Book Awards 2016 - the Newcomer of the Year

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are a set of industry-recognition awards set up by a coalition of Irish booksellers in 2007. The motivation behind the awards is to celebrate the extraordinary quality of Irish writing, to help bring the best books to a wider readership annually.

The Winner - Red Dirt by E.M. Reapy

Red Dirt
By E.M. Reapy

The Shortlist

By Jess Kidd
The Last Days of Summer
By Vanessa Ronan
The Maker of Swans
By Paraic O'Donnell