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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Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin on promoting Irish-language publishing overseas.
Tony Canavan with news from the book world.
Caoimhe Fox has the latest on rights issues from Irish publishers.
Michael O’Brien remembers the late Anthony Farmar.
Michael Gill pays tribute to the late Sean O’Boyle, founder of Columba Press.
Caoimhe Fox reports on what’s happening literary-wise around the world for St Patrick’s Day.
New Zealand Focus
Ivan O’Brien reports on what he learned from a trip to New Zealand last year.
Laura Fitzgerald on the challenges facing the overseas sales of educational material.
Anton Blank on what the Māori publishing scene in New Zealand is like.
Behind the screen
Tony Canavan waves the flag for The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists.
Rachel O’Connor spends time in the Time Out Bookstore in Auckland.
Jennifer Martin—Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, Suffragette and Sinn Féiner: her memoirs and political writings, edited by Margaret Ward.
Hugh McFadden—After Ireland: writing the nation from Beckett to the present, by Declan Kiberd.
Amy Prendergast—Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland, edited by Valerie Pakenham.
David Butler—Metamorphic: 21st century poets respond to Ovid,edited byNessa O’Mahony and Paul Munden.
Liz Maguire—Tangleweedand Brine, by Deirdre Sullivan.
Margaret Bonass Madden—The Legacy of Armstrong House, by A. O’Connor.
Tony Canavan—Old Hoggen and Other Adventures, by Bram Stoker.
Eileen Battersby—La Belle Roumaine, by Dumitru Tsepeneag.
Bartholomew Begley—Crime, Violence and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Kyle Hughes and Donald M. MacRaild.
Eleanor Fitzsimons—The Last Librarian, by Osdany Morales.
Isabelle Cartwright—Who Do You Think I Am?, by Homan Potterton.
Clare Hayes-Brady—Am I a Feminist? Are You?, by Mary Kenny.
Fred Johnston with his selection of the latest poetry books.
Sue Leonard takes her pick of the best of recent début authors.
Paula O’Hare investigates recent crime fiction
Cathal Póirtéir with his choice of recently published books as Gaeilge.
Tony Canavan lists all the books sent in since our previous issue.
Dr Peter Kennedy on why Joyce’s Ulysses is not just his favourite in Hong Kong.
Books Ireland March/April 2018
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