Friday, November 29, 2013

2013 Irish Book Awards

The Herbalist has just won Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards!

I'm thrilled, and still a bit gobsmacked, and of course grateful. I keep thinking back to four years ago, and me sitting at my chaotic kitchen table scribbled away like a maniac, with no idea whether the book would ever see the light of day. And now it has readers, readers who liked it enough to award it Newcomer of The Year. A big thank you to everyone :)

Receiving the award from Madeleine Keane

13 comments:

Brigid said...

Fantastic, Niamh, congrats!!
What a year or two you've had.
Best of luck with 'Book of the Year'.

Words A Day said...

Thanks Brigid :)

valerie sirr said...

Best of luck, Niamh. Haven't finished it yet, but loving it so far

Rachel Fenton said...

Congratulations, Niamh - very best of luck! x

Words A Day said...

Thanks & Glad your enjoying it Valerie! :)

Thanks Rachel, fingers crossed x

Theresa Milstein said...

So excited! But I'm not surprised.

Words A Day said...

Thanks Theresa :)

Donna Hole said...

Congrats Niamh! That is awesome news.

.......dhole

Hilary McGrath said...

Congrats Niamh. Have voted for The Herbalist.

Liza said...

What wonderful news. Congratulations!22

Orla Fay said...

Congratulations Niamh and well deserved.

princess-mar said...

Just finished reading The Herbalist, couldn't put it down. Your portrayal of 1930's Ireland and the difficulties facing women is profound. I especially loved your character development and the depths of the characters stories. Well done, looking forward to seeing more of your work in future!

Words A Day said...

I'm delighted to hear that, thankyou! and thanks for commenting:)