Tagged: Ireland Country Focus

Retail spotlight: Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and The Blessington Book Store

We talk to Galway institution Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, which will celebrating its 30th birthday in October, and Nibbies Children’s Bookseller of the Year shortlistee, The... Read more

Speaking in Tongues: Héloïse and Abélard retold

Poet Peggy O’Brien talks about her newest collection, Tongues, a radical retelling of 12th-century intellectual giants Héloïse and Abélard’s passionate, forbidden love.... Read more

Ireland's new writing talent: Naoise Dolan and Molly Aitken

Dublin-born Naoise Dolan and fellow Irish author Molly Aitken are among the most hotly tipped début authors for 2020; here they discuss the inspiration behind their first... Read more

Wordwell makes its mark in Ireland’s ever-growing history sector

A new player is stepping into Ireland's burgeoning home-grown history publishing sector, Eastwood Books, a local and general history trade imprint from the Wordwell Group. ... Read more

Dublin-based independent Lilliput Press celebrates 35 years of success

Lilliput Press founder Antony Farrell has launched a commemorative social media campaign to mark 35 years in business, and discusses his plans for the future... Read more

Homegrown fiction helps Irish market grow in 2019

Ireland’s book market continues to grow, with value up 4.6% to €47.13m for the year to date, thanks in part to remarkably strong homegrown fiction.  ... Read more

Steve Cavanagh | 'It’s scary going to writing full-time, but it’s also brilliant'

Steve Cavanagh’s career as a thriller writer looked to have stalled, despite critical acclaim—until Thirteen proved to be very lucky indeed...  ... Read more

A colourful life: Johnston siblings look to build on legacy of parents’ bold publishing

Norman and Sheila Johnston founded Colourpoint to fill a gap in the Northern Irish education market—and the couple’s sons are now looking to broaden the... Read more

Run-up to Repeal referendum births flurry of feminist titles in Ireland

In her final speech as Irish Fiction Laureate last year, Anne Enright called out the trade for its underwhelming representation of women across the board,... Read more

Little Island looks to the future after quadruple CBI awards nod

The children’s independent publisher, founded as an offshoot of New Island Books, is going from strength to strength both at home and abroad.... Read more

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