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Tomás Ó Sé’s book nominated: Bord Gáis Energy Book Awards 2015-11-04 22:37:00



Tomás Ó Sé’s book among nominees for prestigious Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award

It has been announced today that Tomás Ó Sé’s memoir, The White Heat, has been shortlisted for the Irish Sports Book of the Year award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards which will be held in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday, 25th November. The shortlist puts him up against Jim McGuinness, Henry Sheflin, Peter Stringer and Packie Bonner, all of whom have sports memoirs out this year. The public can vote for their sports book of the year at www.irishbookawards.ie/vote2015/

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards have been running for ten years and bring together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish literary talent each year. 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.

Other authors nominated in different categories, whom Tomás will be rubbing shoulders with on the night of the awards, include Neven Maguire in the cookbook category, Anne Enright, Cecelia Ahern, and Edna O’Brien in the fiction categories, John Banville in the crime book of the year category, under his pen name Benjamin Black, and Joe Duffy and Matt Cooper in the non-fiction books of the year category.

The White Heat was published just two weeks ago and it debuted at No. 2 in the bestseller lists with a well-attended launch in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney over the October bank holiday weekend and three mobbed book signing events across Kerry over the last few weekends. In his memoir, an account of his upbringing and time in the Championship cauldron competing alongside and against the sport’s modern greats, Tomás writes candidly about life as a member of Ireland’s greatest sporting dynasty.

The White Heat: My Autobiography by Tomás Ó Sé is in bookshops now, priced at €22.99. Cover image attached. For further information, please contact Teresa Daly, Communications Manager, Gill & Macmillan, 01 500 9521, 086 838 3559, tdaly@gillmacmillan.ie