I was beyond thrilled in October 2018 to find out that One Click had been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award – it was in the Crime category along with incredibly talented writers Liz Nugent, Dervla McTiernan, Jo Spain, William Ryan and Steve Cavanagh.
It’s a cliché but it’s also true – for me, the winning was in the shortlisting. A true career highlight, across both careers.
The event itself was incredible – this is a short clip of interviews on the night, including one with me:
Tonight on @rteone at 10.15pm, we bring you all the action from the An Post Irish Book Awards @AnPostIBAS. Before that here’s a little taster from the red carpet with some of the nominees and attendees on the night. RTÉ principal media partner of the #AnPostIBAS pic.twitter.com/ToeppP0i4R
— RTÉ (@rte) November 29, 2018
Here’s a full list of all the nominated books: An Post Irish Book Awards.
The shortlist for @independent_ie CRIME FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR is revealed! #AnPostIBAS pic.twitter.com/Gj05Igql9p
— An Post Irish Book Awards (@AnPostIBAS) October 25, 2018
Sunday Independent coverage of Irish Book Awards shortlist announcement
RTÉ.ie breakdown of the shortlist: “The crime fiction renaissance continues – it’s great to see emerging Irish talents like Dervla McTiernan and Andrea Mara sharing the stage with heavy-hitters like Liz Nugent and Jo Spain.”
Partners in Crime, a feature on three of the shortlisted authors, in Weekend Magazine with the Independent.
Sunday Independent summing up of the Crime Novel of the Year shortlist
An #AnPostIBAS video clip from announcement night:
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Love crime? Watch Andrea Mara talk about her book One Click! Vote for your favourite crime author in the #AnPostIBAS Shortlist. Click here https://t.co/OHNa2fuGlb #ReadersWanted pic.twitter.com/t0jKiWRA6d
— An Post Irish Book Awards (@AnPostIBAS) November 5, 2018