Author Kelly McCaughrain has won the CBI Book of the Year Award with Flying Tips for Flightless Birds at a ceremony held today at Smock Alley Theatre. Remarkably and for the first time in the twenty-nine years of the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards, the same author has also won in two other categories, the Eilís Dillon Award for a first children’s book and the Children’s Choice Award.
The Honour Award for Fiction went to Brian Conaghan for The Weight of a Thousand Feathers. The Honour Award for Illustration: Aga Grandowicz for Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals. The Judges’ Special Award: Joanna Donnelly and Fuchsia MacAree for The Great Irish Weather Book. Congratulations to all from Dubray.