Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2012
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan has been named as Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year 2012. The debut novel was the public's choice from the list of category winners at the recent Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2012.
Among the category winners at the awards were Maeve Binchy, Edna O’Brien and Katie Taylor. Donal Ryan won the Best Irish Newcomer of the Year and after votes from the online vote were counted, The Spinning Heart was also awarded the overall Book of the Year 2012.