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Publishing Ireland at Frankfurt: Day Package

Publishing Ireland will have a table at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair and, for the first time, we are offering day packages to publishers. This new initiative will be offered at both Frankfurt 2015 and London 2016 in response to feedback from some of our members who may not wish to attend the full duration of either book fair due to financial reasons and/or reasons regarding time constraints. 2015 will see the English language hall move to Hall 6 which will provide an excellent opportunity to meet with both other Irish and international publishers in a new and exciting environment. The End of Fair Party at the Irish stand in particular offers a perfect space to showcase Irish publishers and their catalogues.

Day Packages

Yet to decide on attending this year’s book fair? Publishing Ireland are offering publishers shorter, day packages for as little as €300 should they not be in a position to attend the full duration of the fair or if they simply wish to have their catalogues exhibited at the stand, which will also be visible at the Irish party. Publishers can avail of a fixed meeting space at the Irish table, message taking, bag-drop service and exhibiting space for catalogues. We will also have a catalogue-only option to showcase publishers who are unable to attend in person this year.

Day Package Options:

Option 1 Day Package includes:

  • Meeting table for up to 4 hours (consecutive or non-consecutive)

  • Message-taking service

  • Bag-drop service

  • Shipping and exhibitor space for catalogues (max. 100)

  • Business cards held at the table for you.

  • Exhibitor badge (includes free public transport to and from the fair)

  • Invitation to the end of fair Irish party

Cost: €300 (PI members) €350 (non-members).

Book now by contacting info@publishingireland.com

Option 2 Hourly Meeting Slots Includes:

  • Meeting table for 1- hour slot

  • Message-taking service

  • Shipping and exhibitor space for catalogues (max. 100)

  • Business cards held at the table for you

  • Exhibitor badge (includes free public transport to and from the fair)

  • Invitation to the end of fair Irish party

Cost €100 (PI members) €150 (non-members)

Book now by contacting info@publishingireland.com

Option 3 Exhibiting Catalogues Includes:

  • Shipping and display of catalogues (max. 100)

  • Message-taking service

  • Business cards held at the table for you.

  • Invitation to the end of fair Irish party

Cost €75 (PI members) €100 (non members)

Book now by contacting info@publishingireland.com

Option 4 Catalogue-Only Includes:

  • Shipping and display of catalogues (max.100)

  • Business cards held at the table for you

Cost €50 (PI members) €75 (non-members)

Book now by contacting info@publishingireland.com

Programa Sur is a Translation Grant Programme, implemented by the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which aims to promote and strengthen the publishing of Argentine authors in foreign languages. These works can be chosen from within the different literary genres and they may be by both classic and contemporary Argentine authors. Since its creation in 2009, the Programme has awarded more than 850 works translated into 38 languages. (read more…)

 

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The awards ceremony for the EU Prize for Literature takes place tonight, at the Concert Noble in Brussels.

The winners will read extracts from their books and receive their awards at a gala ceremony.

 

This year’s winners are:

Carolina Schutti (Austria)

Luka Bekavac (Croatia)

Gaëlle Josse (France)

Edina Szvoren (Hungary)

Donal Ryan (Ireland)

Lorenzo Amurri (Italy)

Undinė Radzevičiūtė (Lithuania)

Ida Hegazi Høyer (Norway)

Magdalena Parys (Poland)

David Machado (Portugal)

Svetlana Žuchová (Slovakia)

Sara Stridsberg (Sweden)

The awards will be presented by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Silvia Costa, MEP and Chair of the Culture and Education Committee, and Dagnija Grínfelde, Advisor to the Minister of Culture for the Latvian Presidency. The ceremony will also be attended by Culture Ministers of this year’s participating countries, and by other leading figures from the world of literature, culture and politics.

For more information, go to – http://www.euprizeliterature.eu/

 


Setanta seek to recognise excellence in Irish sports writing

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Setanta Sports Book of the Year Award Launch, LillieÕs Bordello, Dublin 17/6/2015 The Setanta Sports Irish Sports Book of the Year award was launched by Setanta SportsÕ Marketing Operations Director Brian Quinn, Publishing Ireland President Patsy Horton, and former Armagh GAA star Ois’n McConville at LillieÕs Bordello in Dublin today. The award seeks to recognise excellence in Irish sports writing. Publishing Ireland President Patsy Horton, Ois’n McConville and Setanta SportsÕ Marketing Operations Director Brian Quinn pictured at today's launch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The board of Publishing Ireland has been working with Setanta to help them develop an Irish sports book award. We hope you’ll support the award by submitting your books. Setanta Sports, with the support of Publishing Ireland, are delighted to announce the creation of a new award that will recognise the very best in Irish sports writing.  The Setanta Sports Irish Sports Book of the Year will seek to find the best sports book published by an Irish author in 2015, or sports book with an Irish subject matter. (read more…)

 

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Jim Crace has won the €100,000 IMPAC prize for his novel, Harvest.

The UK author of ten novels was chosen from a shortlist that included Colm Mc Cann, Hannah Kent and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Jim Crace, speaking at the awards held in the Mansion House, expressed his, “overwhelming surprise and delight” at winning, and spoke of the importance of support from those in the industry, from editors to publishers and booksellers. ”Writing is a solitary act that needs a community of support.”

The Harvest is set in medieval times and tells the story of a rural community as they deal with the breaking up of their land.

The judges praised Crace for his work. “At times, Harvest reads like a long prose poem; it plays on the ear like a river of words. But then again, Jim Crace is a consummate wordsmith; his understanding of human nature is uncanny and he never drops a stitch from start to finish.”

Crace is the forth Briton to claim the prize which is now in its 20th year and is organised by Dublin City Council. It is the largest prize for a single novel published in English.