Friday, 8 May 2009

Irish Book Awards

Well, the IBA dinner was on Wednesday night and Gallows Lane didn't win, but we had a great night anyway. Thanks to all who supported the book by voting.

One of the nicest parts of the evening was meeting the other nominees, Arlene Hunt, Tana French and Alex Barclay who won the award. All three are very charming, very talented ladies. The Irish crime fiction scene is not dissimilar to the MNW family - a group of writers connected by their love of books and glad to be given the chance to write and to be published. It's an honour to be part of both.

7 comments:

David Isaak said...

Alas, Brian, the people I vote for as President usually don't win either.

This year was an exception, I guess--but I'm afraid I used up all my voting mojo putting Obama in office, and there wasn't any juice left for your book...

Tim Stretton said...

Sorry you didn't win, Brian - but I'm sure being on the shortlist has raised your profile.

Gallows Lane is on the 3 for 2 pile in my local Waterstones. It gives me a frisson every time I see it - I can hardly imagine what it does for you!

Eliza Graham said...

Many congratulations on getting as far as you did, Brian! It sounds like a fun evening.

Next time...

Matt Curran said...

Ditto what they said above me! I doubt this will be the last time we see a Brian McGilloway book short-listed for a Crime Novel award...

Len Tyler said...

I agree with all of the above - well done on the short-listing - but there'll be plenty more to come.

See you in Bristol!

Brian McGilloway said...

Thanks David, Tim, Eliza, matt and Len! Much appreciated.

How's fatherhood going, Matt?

Frances said...

You did SO well to get as far as this, Brian. I hope it will be the first of many such occasions.