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Ireland AM Crime Fiction Books of the Year 2009 – 2013

Article by Louise Phillips © 8 December 2013.
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The Irish Book Awards have been running for a number of years now, but it is only in the last five years that there has been a category for Best Irish Crime Book of the Year. This has been sponsored each year by Ireland AM TV 3, and seeing as how The Doll’s House won this year’s award, I did my research into previous winners. As Keelan Shanley said at this year’s award ceremony, ‘before there was Love/Hate, there was Emerald Noir, and judging by the history of the award to date, Irish Crime Fiction is in a very healthy place.



Irish Crime Fiction Award 2009: Blood Runs Cold by Alex Barclay
Irish Crime Fiction Award 2010: Dark Times by Gene Kerrigan
Irish Crime Fiction Award 2011: Bloodland by Alan Glynn

Irish Crime Fiction Award 2012: Broken Harbour by Tana French
Irish Crime Fiction Award 2012: The Doll’s House by Louise Phillips

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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.

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