• Books Ireland November/December 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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Ivan O’Brien reminds us of the importance of Irish publishers.

Book notes

Tony Canavan with the latest from the world of books.

Book focus

Fionnuala Cloke, Gráinne O’Toole and Melatu Uche Okorie reveal the story behind This Hostel Life..


Tony Canavan throws light on Robert Lynd and a forgotten tradition.

Constance Short celebrates the life and work of Dorothy Macardle, revolutionary and writer.

Gráinne Clear tells us about an exciting new venture from Little Island.

Christmas books
Our guide to books to give as gifts this Christmas.

Behind the screen

Tony Canavan remembers Maeve Binchy’s Circle of Friends.

Bookshop focus

Tony Canavan pays a visit to Stokes Books in George’s St. Arcade.


Joanne O’SullivanPromising Young Women, by Caroline O’Donoghue.

Tony CanavanSoldiers of Liberty: a study of Fenianism 1858–1908, by Eva Ó Cathaoir.

Eamonn P. KellyMyth and Materiality, by John Waddell.


Paula O’HareCountry, by Michael Hughes.

John GibneyStacking the Coffins, Stacking the Coffins.

Lavinia GreacenConan Doyle for the Defence, by Margalit Fox.

Sine QuinnA Ladder to the Sky, by John Boyne.

David O’DonoghueIt’s Written in Concrete, by Seamus Kelly.

Emma DunneMatchstick Man: the story of a relationship, by Julia Kelly.

Aubrey MaloneJuggling with Turnips, by Karl MacDermott.

Sinéad FitzgibbonThe Consolation of Maps, Thomas Bourke.


Fred Johnston with his pick of recently published poetry.

Leabhair idir lámha

Cathal Pórtéir dips into recent books as Gaeilge.


Sue Leonard with her selection of recent début authors.

Crime spree

Paula O’Hare investigates recent crime books.

First flush

Tony Flynn lists all the new books that have come in since our last issue.

My favourite

Andrea Carter writes about her love for The Wind in the Willows.

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Books Ireland November/December 2018

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