Invitation: Books Ireland competition prize-giving and launch

Please join us on Saturday April 8th 4pm, when Books Ireland will host both a prize-giving for the 2016 short story competition winners, and a reception to launch the 2017 competition at the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
Now in its third year, we are delighted to announce the 2017 short story competition will open for submissions on May 1st with a closing date of July 31st.  We are also pleased to confirm that, with support from Foras Na Gaeilge, the Irish language competition will reopen and we welcome entries in both languages from writers all over the world. More details will be available at the event and online.

On behalf of all at Books Ireland, we hope to see you on April 8th!

April Book Competition

One Star Awake

by Andrew Meehan

' The most unusually brilliant novel you will read this year, Meehan's writing is fast, furious and very funny.' - Liz Nugent

for a chance to win:

One Star Awake by Andrew Meehan
ISBN: 9781848406278
Publisher: New Island Books



Books Ireland is looking for new writers. Read our full Submission Guidelines


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