Friday, November 18, 2016

The Irish Smile on French

Tana French’s The Trespasser (Hachette Ireland) has won the 2016 Books Are My Bag Crime Fiction Award, given out as part of this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards competition.

In doing so, it bested five other works shortlisted for that same prize: Distress Signals, by Catherine Ryan Howard (Corvus); Little Bones, by Sam Blake (Bonnier Zaffre); Lying in Wait, by Liz Nugent (Penguin Ireland); The Constant Soldier, by William Ryan (Mantle); and The Drowning Child, by Alex Barclay (HarperCollins).

Crime fiction was one of 14 categories of contestants for this year’s Irish Book Awards. You can read about all of the winners here.

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