Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Irish Book of the decade

This is a new prize called the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards’ prize. The winning title will be chosen through an online vote on the Irish Book Awards’ website at and announced at the end of May.

Shortlist for the Irish Book of the Decade Award:

The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor
Winterwood by Patrick McCabe
Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Tenderwire by Claire Kilroy
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden
Stepping Stones by Dennis O'Driscoll and Seamus Heaney
Let The Great World Spin by Colm McCann
The Builders by Frank McDonald and Kathy Sheridan
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton
The New Policeman by Kate Thompson
Memoir by John McGahern
A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
The Pope's Children by David McWilliams
Back From The Brink by Paul McGrath
The Gathering by Anne Enright
Walk the Blue Fields by Claire Keegan
Should Have Got Off at Sydney Parade by Ross O'Carroll Kelly
The Truth Commissioner by David Parks
The Parish by Alice Taylor
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
Lessons in Heartbreak by Cathy Kelly
Forgive and Forget by Patricia Scanlan
The Lovers by John Connolly
It's a Long Way from Penny Apples by Bill Cullen
The Stolen Village by Des Ekin
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Yours, Faithfully by Sheila O'Flanagan
The Sea by John Banville
With My Lazy Eye by Julia Kelly
Connemara: Listening to the Wind by Tim Robinson
In the Woods by Tana French
Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey
A Secret History of the IRA by Ed Moloney
The Master by Colm Tóibín
There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry
In the Forest by Edna O'Brien
Keane by Roy Keane
Havoc in Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett
Judging Dev by Diarmaid Ferriter
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
That They May Face The Rising Sun by John McGahern
PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Foolish Mortals by Jennifer Johnston

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