From the Irish Book Awards web site:
"On a night of huge excitement, glamour, and no little humour, The Fourth Annual Irish Book Awards produced a stellar cast of category winners, principal amongst them, novelist Sebastian Barry, whose Secret Scripture carried off both the Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice award and the Hughes & Hughes Novel of the Year award. Other winners were: Seamus Heaney and Dennis O'Driscoll, Marian Keyes, Ronan O'Gara, Ronan O'Brien, Alice Taylor, Alex Barclay, Benji Bennett and Derek Landy. Hosted by the elegant and eloquent Miriam O'Callaghan, the evening delivered several moments of magic most notably in the wonderful and moving speeches delivered late in the night by Lifetime Achievement Winner, Edna O'Brien and presenter Seamus Heaney. Many congratulations to all our winners."
Alex won for Blood Runs Cold, "a heart-stopping thriller, featuring FBI Agent Ren Bryce, in which kidnap and murder collide. When an FBI agent is found dead on the white slopes of Quandary Peak in Colorado, a brilliant but volatile agent, Ren, is drafted in from Denver to lead the investigation. Alex Barclay is the rising star of the hard-boiled genre."
Published by Harper Collins, her first novel, Darkhouse, and second, The Caller, both followed NYPD Detective Joe Lucchesi as he tracked down and brought to justice serial killers, each with his own unique approach to his work. Alex is currently writing her fourth novel, another of Agent Bryce's cases.