Louise O’Neill wins CBI award for Debut Book of the Year
The winners of the 25th Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards were revealed today at a ceremony held in the Light House cinema in Dublin and we are thrilled to announce that Louise O’Neill won the Eilís Dillon award for a first children’s book for her stunning debut, ONLY EVER YOURS.
Of Louise’s novel, the judges said, “A powerful debut novel set in a dystopian future which reflects many of the most worrying issues in our own world. The novel gives a terrifying insight into a dark and unsettling world where young women are powerless in choosing the direction of their own lives, where their self-worth depends on their diet and their wardrobe and whether they are chosen to be a wife. Suitable for older teenagers, this novel highlights the inequalities and double standards of our own society, making it a thought -provoking read for both girls and boys.”
The CBI Book of the Year Awards are the leading children’s book awards in Ireland. The Awards are a celebration of excellence in children’s literature and illustration.
For more information, visit the CBI website http://www.childrensbooksireland.ie/