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CBI Book of the Year Award

The winner of the 22nd CBI Book of the Year Award was revealed today, 28th May 2012, by Fergus Finlay at a ceremony held in Wood Quay in Dublin. Recipients of the Eilís Dillon, Children's Choice, Honour and Judges' Special Award were also revealed.

Cavan author Celine Kiernan has won the 2012 CBI Book of the Year Award, and is the first author to win both the Book of the Year Award and the Children's Choice Award for her novel Into the Grey. Set in the 1970s, the book tells the story of identical teenage twins Patrick and Dominic who are forced to move after a fire destroys their family home. The judges said: "this supernatural thriller brings together past and present to explore the complexities of fraternal love and the pain of loss". At the awards ceremony Celine was presented with her awards trophies and a cheque for €5,000.

The winner of the Eilís Dillon Award, valued at €1,000 and awarded to a first time author or illustrator, was Paula Leyden for The Butterfly Heart. Paula's book reflects much of her own experience growing up in Zambia.

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