Bisto Winner

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This was announced Monday. Apologies for the delay:

Dublin born author, John Boyne won the Bisto Book of the Year �06/�07 for his book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The results of the seventeenth Bisto Book of the Year Awards were announced on Monday, 14 May 2007 at a ceremony in No.6 Kildare Street, Dublin.

John was presented with the newly commissioned Bisto Book of the Year Trophy and a cheque for E10,000 by Senator David Norris and Chairperson of the Judging Panel, Mary Shine Thompson.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is John's first book written for children and tells the story of a nine year old boy struggling to understand what is happening around him in Auschwitz during World War II. The novel has been shortlisted for many literary awards including the British Books Awards.

This year�s Eil�s Dillon Award went to Siobhan Dowd, author of A Swift Pure Cry. Siobhan was presented with a specially commissioned glass sculpture and a cheque for E3,000.

Three CBI Bisto Honour Awards (E2,000 & framed certificate) were also presented to:
Oliver Jeffers, author and illustrator of The Incredible Book Eating Boy, �il�s N� Dhuibhne for Hurlamaboc and Siobh�n Parkinson for Something Invisible.

Also shortlisted for this year�s awards were
Jon Berkely for The Palace of Laughter
Eoin Colfer for Artemis Fowl & the Lost Colony
illustrator P.J. Lynch for A Christmas Carol
Colm�n � Raghallaigh for An T�in
and Kate Thompson for The Fourth Horseman.

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