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

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