KH was delighted to have the opportunity to host the inaugaral Great Reads Awards. This is an initative by the School Library Association of Ireland recognizing first time authors of Young Adult Fiction. Students in Irish Second Level schools vote online for their favourite title on the shortlist.
The Master of Ceremonies for the awards was well known author Paul Howard more well know for his alter ego, Ross O'Carroll-Kelly. The awards were attended by five of the shortlisted authors and the winners, who were also in attendance to receive their prizes were:
Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden was the “Most Read” title.
Junior Category: Moira Fowley-Doyle for The Accident Season
Senior Category: Lisa Williamson for The Art of Being Normal
Representative students from many schools came along for the morning with their school librarians and were treated to a great talk from Paul Howard, the winning authors, and some of the runner up authors as well. The event went off flawlessly and a huge well done to our Librarian Joan Kelly and all her student literary critics and helpers on the day.
Click here for the video of Paul Howard speaking to the audience.
Click here for the video of our students reviewing the shortlisted books.