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The Spinning Heart Wins Irish Book Of The Year

Posted at 11:47AM Tuesday 18 Dec 2012

Donal Ryan's debut novel The Spinning Heart has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2012.

Commenting on his Book of the Year win, Ryan said: "As a newcomer, I am shocked but thrilled to win this award. With such a high calibre of authors in this category, I am truly honoured to be amongst them. A sincere thank you to all who voted."

Bert Wright, Administrator of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, said: "The Spinning Heart is the sort of debut that must hearten all who care about the Irish literary tradition. To discover a writer of such skill and assurance in a first book is truly extraordinary.

RTE




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