When Books Ireland founding publisher, Jeremy Addis, announced publication was to cease in late 2013, the Wordwell team couldn’t bear to see this wonderful publication disappear and took over its production in early 2014. The ‘new’ Books Ireland is now available in both print and digital formats and is enjoying a new lease of life with a full-colour format, a layout revamp, a move to bi-monthly publication and a recently launched mobile app. It celebrated its 40th anniversary in March 2016.

Books Ireland is committted to the publication of responsible critique of literary output in Ireland and offers a unique insight into the latest trends and developments in the Irish book world. Each issue contains a series of reviews, from indepth two-page features to shorter synopsis of all recent titles in our First Flush listing. The Book Notes section provides the latest news on festivals, literary awards and our talented contributors leave no page unturned in their quest to review as many new Irish titles as possible within 60 pages.

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May/June issue highlights:


Emma Edwards reveals the untold story behind the private death and public burial of W.B. Yeats; Neil Jordan talks to Caoimhe Fox about his career on page and screen; and Paul Clements recounts his journey along the Wild Atlantic Way.


Also in this issue:

The second Books Ireland Short Story Competition is now open for entries. Cash prizes, writing course and publication to be won!


Paula O’Hare delves into the latest and greatest from the Irish crime writing scene and Sue Leonard does the debut round-up in our ‘First-Timers’ feature.


Editor Tony Canavan brings us ‘Behind the Screen’ looking at the Irish book which inspired the 1947 film ‘The Ghost and Mrs Muir’ and the popular Book Notes news section is packed with details on literary happenings this summer.

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Books Ireland May/June 2016

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