Jim McGuinness’ memoir nominated for Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award
The acclaimed Jim McGuinness memoir, Until Victory Always, has been shortlisted for the Irish Sports Book of the Year award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards which will be held in the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday, November 25.
The shortlist puts him up against Tomás Ó Sé, Henry Sheflin, Peter Stringer and Packie Bonner, all of whom have sports memoirs out this year. The public can vote for their sports book of the year at www.irishbookawards.ie/vote2015/.
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards have been running for ten years and bring together the entire literary community – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise and celebrate the very best of Irish literary talent each year.
Other authors nominated in different categories, whom Jim will be rubbing shoulders with on the night of the awards, include Neven Maguire in the cookbook category, Anne Enright, Cecelia Ahern, and Edna O’Brien in the fiction categories, John Banville in the crime book of the year category, under his pen name Benjamin Black, and Joe Duffy and Matt Cooper in the non-fiction books of the year category.
Until Victory Always is McGuinness’s unforgettable and highly personal account of his years at the helm of the Donegal team. Confessional, moving, funny and fiercely honest, it’s at once the epic story of one team’s audacious bid to rewrite its destiny and one man’s moving testament to the power of sport to sustain us in our darkest moments.
Until Victory Always: A Memoir by Jim McGuinness is in bookshops now, priced at €24.99.
Examiner digital desk staff