Congratulations to Winners of CAP Awards 2017

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Congratulations to Winners of CAP Awards 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of the Carousel Aware Prize (CAP) 2017. Inaugurated in 2016 by Indie author, Carolann Copland, the Awards are committed to acknowledging and promoting excellence in Irish independent book publishing.


With the aim to inspire and encourage Irish Indie authors to focus on ensuring that their work reaches the highest possible standards in all aspects of publishing, from writing and editing through to design and marketing. The CAP Awards not only recognises a book’s quality, it also offers a unique opportunity for the Award winners to have their books distributed in bookstores throughout Ireland.

This is the second year of the Awards and the second year Aware have received the proceeds from the competition. We would like to thank the founder Carolann Copland, the organising committee, the judges and everyone involved for your generous support again this year.

The CAP 2017 Winners are

Best Junior Book:

Kevin Doyle and Spark Deeley, The Worms That Saved The World

Best Young Adult Book:

Jaq Hazell, My Life as a Bench

Best Non-Fiction Book:

Breifne Earley, Pedal the Planet

Best Anthologies Book:

Eileen Casey, Circle & Square

Best Novel:

Caroline E. Farrell, Lady Beth

More details about the CAP Awards can be found on their website.

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