• Books Ireland July/August 2018

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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Jim Power shares his insights into bookselling and the Irish economy, following his recently published report.

Book notes

Tony Canavan with his latest gleaning from the book world.

Caoimhe Fox has the latest news about Irish publishers’ book rights.


Secret city guides Pól Ó Conghaile and Lorenza Bacinorecount exploring off the beaten track in Belfast and Dublin.

A summer crop of books Here’s our selection for books to read while holidaying at home or abroad.

Thomas Bartlett, an editor of The Cambridge History of Ireland, gives us an insider’s view of this mammoth project.

Imbolc The winning entries from the Irish Writers Centre Imbolc Flash Fiction Competition.

Behind the screen

Tony Canavan compares the novel and film versions of Bernard McLaverty’s Cal.

Bookshop focus

Tony Canavan celebrates ten years of Blackrock’s Raven Books.


Patrick MulroeAn Army of Tribes: British army cohesion, deviancy and murder in Northern Ireland, by Edward Burke.

Christine O’NeillThe Joyce Country: literary scholarship and Irish culture, by David Pierce.

Hugh OramThe Quest for the Irish Celt, by Mairéad Carew.


Jennifer MartinAlmost Love, by Louise O’Neill.

Mary BurnhamCocktail Bar, by Norah Hoult.

David O’DonoghueIn America: tales from Trump country, by Caitríona Perry.

Elizabeth McSkeaneThe Kilderry Files, by Maurice Manning.

Deirdre Ní ChuanacháinA Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, by Laurence Sterne, illustrated by Martin Rowson.

Marjorie QuartonLetters from Aleppo: chronicles of war and hope, by Ibrahim Alsabagh.

Laura FitzgeraldThe Rebels and Other Short Fiction, by Richard Power (James MacKillop ed.).

Hugh McFaddenWriting under the Influence: alcohol and the works of 13 American authors, by Aubrey Malone.


Fred Johnston takes another selection of the latest poetry books.

Leabhair idir lámha

Cathal Póirtéir makes his choice of recently published books as Gaeilge.


Sue Leonard with the best of the crop in recent début authors.

Crime spree

Paula O’Hare out what’s new in crime fiction.

First flush

Tony Canavan lists all the books sent in since our previous issue.

My favourite

Andrew Meehan has happy memories of a particular bookshop in Glasgow.


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Books Ireland July/August 2018

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