November 1, 2010

Irish Book Awards shortlist announcement

Here's some photos from the shortlist announcements for the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards from last Thursday.
My fellow Walker Books author and friend Sarah Webb is nominated in the Senior category. Here's Sarah and myself with Conor Hackett, 'the best rep in the world!'

It was so great to meet Derek Landy at the shortlist announcement. He just lives down the road from me in Rush, but we hadn't meet before. Megan, my daughter loves the Skulduggery Pleasant series. She is reading book 2 at the moment and loving it. Derek signed a photo for her and she was totally thrilled!

And so lovely to meet Cecelia Ahern too, she lives near my folks in Malahide.
Go, go the northsiders!
However, Paul Howard aka Ross O'Carroll Kelly wasn't so sure about all this northside competition!

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Anne Bentley said...

congrats Niamh! we are crossing fingers for you. A&A xo

Niamh Sharkey said...

Thanks Anne! Will have to come do a book tour in OZ if I win :)

Anne Bentley said...

we WILL be back over there before we get totally decrepit - oh, think we may be that already! hope you are keeping snug.
A xo

morganobrienart said...

Congrats Niamh! Hope you win! : )