• Books Ireland September/October 2017

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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Tarsila Krüse on the evolving role of illustrators in Ireland.

Book notes

Tony Canavan with news from the book world and Caoimhe Fox with updates on book rights.


Caoimhe Fox interviews John O’Brien, Dalkey Archive Press.

Laurence Fenton discusses why F. Scott Fitzgerald was reluctant to acknowledge his Irishness.

Anthony Cannon discovers a home from home for Irish writers in London.

Book Focus

David Blake Knox reveals the family story behind his book Hitler’s Irish Slaves.

Behind the screen

Tony Canavan  sinks his teeth into Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Tony Canavan on his surprise literary find in a French railway station.

Bookshop focus

Una MacConville —Tales for Tadpoles

Illustrated books—a feature

Tony Canavan interviews Emma Byrne, design manager at O’Brien Press.

Fatti and John Burke talk about their Irelandopedia series.

Illustrators honoured—we take a look at Futa Fata’s Bliain na nAmhrán.


Anne O’LearyUnderstanding Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama by Margaret Hallissy.

Eleanor FitzsimonsBefore the Wax Hardened by Adrian Kenny.

Kevin KielySelected Essays of Seán O’Faolain by Brad Kent.


Sinéad FitzgibbonThe Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan.

John HynesCork Rock: from Rory Gallagher to the Sultans of Ping by Mark McAvoy.

Fiona MurphyWomen and the Great Hunger edited by Christine Kinealy, Jason King and Ciarán Reilly.

Aubrey MaloneThe Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice by Ronan Ryan.

James LawlessOn Balance by Sinéad Morrissey.

Clare Hayes-BradyDark Chapter by Winnie M. Li.

Mary BurnhamHopdance by Stewart Parker.

Bartholomew BegleyIreland and the Imperial World: citizenship, opportunism and subversion edited by Timothy G. McMahon, Michael de Nie and Paul Townend.

Jennifer MartinDarkmouth: hero rising by Shane Hegarty.

Liz MaguirePostcard Stories by Jan Carson.


Sue Leonard takes her pick of recently published début authors.

Crime Spree

Paula O’Hare rounds up the unusual suspects on the crime beat.

Leabhair idir lámha

Cathal Póirtéir brings us his selection of recently published books as Gaeilge.

First flush

Tony Canavan’s listing of all the books sent into us over the last two months.

My favourite

Jim McCarthy on why his favourite book is Langrishe, Go Down..


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Books Ireland September/October 2017

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