The Irish Book Awards Shortlist was announced in Dublin yesterday and not one but two O’Brien Press books have been nominated! There were nominations for Judi Curtin‘s Alice & Megan Forever and The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan in the DAA Children’s Book of the Year Award (Senior Selection), and The Poison Throne has also been nominated for the International Education Services Newcomer of the Year Award.
Celine Kiernan, author of The Poison Throne, is one of only two authors to be nominated in two categories (she is in great company — the other one is Sebastian Barry!), and The O’Brien Press is the only publisher to have two authors nominated in the DAA Children’s Book of the Year Award (Senior Selection).
The Shortlist announcement was covered by TV3’s Ireland AM and you can watch it here.
What makes the Irish Book Awards extra special this year is that for the first time ever, award winners will be chosen by a public vote on the Irish Book Awards website. Vote for your favourite today!