Thursday, November 29, 2018

Nugent’s Double Helping of Accolades

Thanks to this short blog post by our old friend Declan Burke, we now know that author Liz Nugent has been honored with the 2018 Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year prize for her latest psychological thriller, Skin Deep (Penguin Ireland). That same work scored Nugent RTÉ Radio 1’s The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award. These wins were two of 16 announced on Tuesday night in association with this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards.

In 2014, Nugent won this same annual contest’s Crime Fiction Book of the Year commendation for her first novel, Unravelling Oliver.

Also vying in the 2018 Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year category were A House of Ghosts, by W.C. Ryan (Zaffre); One Click, by Andrea Mara (Poolbeg Press); The Confession, by Jo Spain (Quercus); The Ruin, by Dervla McTiernan (Sphere); and Thirteen, by Steve Cavanagh (Orion). Click here for a full list of 2018 Irish Book Award winners.

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