Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Get Your Irish Up

Author-blogger Declan Burke reports that The Doll’s House, by Louise Phillips (Hachette Ireland), has won the 2013 Ireland AM Irish Crime Novel Award. That announcement was made last night during the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards ceremony.

Phillips’ novel beat out five other well-regarded works to capture this commendation: The Twelfth Department, by William Ryan (Pan Macmillan/Mantle); The Convictions of John Delahunt, by Andrew Hughes (Doubleday Ireland); Inquest, by Paul Carson (Century); The Stranger You Know, by Jane Casey (Ebury Press); and Irregulars, by Kevin McCarthy (New Island Books).

During the same ceremony, Irish author John Banville (who writes crime fiction as “Benjamin Black”) was presented with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award.

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