2015 Shortlist for the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Novel of the Year!
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards brings together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish literary talent.
The Awards dinner has become the major event in the literary calendar with some of Ireland’s, and indeed the world’s, most recognised authors gathering together in a spirit of camaraderie and friendly competition to celebrate the success of the past year.
The six shortlisted novels in the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Book of the Year 2015 are as follows:
Even the Dead by Benjamin Black
Freedom’s Child by Jax Miller
Are you watching me? by Sinead Crowley
Only we Know by Karen Perry
The Game Changer by Louise Phillips
After the Fire by Jane Casey
The Winner will be announced at the Gala dinner on the 25th November 2015.
LOUISE PHILLIPS is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers. Her debut novel RED RIBBONS, and her subsequent novels, THE DOLL’S HOUSE, LAST KISS and THE GAME CHANGER, were each nominated for Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. She won the award in 2013. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. In 2015, she was awarded a writing residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat and she was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. In 2016, she was longlisted for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and her first two novels, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE, were published in the US. She has recently been awarded an Arts Bursary for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, and is currently working on her latest novel, which is set in the US. Louise Phillips is the crime writing mastermind behind writing.ie's Crime Scene blog.