Latest News from Publishing Ireland
Friday, 27 March 2015 at 5pm.
The Arts Council, 70 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
The shortlist for the 2015 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing has been announced. Nominations were judged on their leadership and achievements in improving the accessibility of e-books or other digital publications to people with print disabilities.
The four publishers were shortlisted were Cambridge University Press, Elsevier B.V, HarperCollins Inc. and SAGE Publications Ltd. (read more…)
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is open for submissions. Now in its eighth year, the award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts including Arifa Akbar, literary editor of The Independent. Prizes include £500 and publication in an anthology of new writing, giving you the chance to showcase your work to a wider, international audience.
The shortlist for the 25th CBI Book of the Year Awards has just been revealed with ten titles competing for awards including the innovative Children’s Choice Award, voted for by young readers across the country. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on 19 May at Dublin’s Light House Cinema. (read more…)
Haunt, by Mark Granier is being launched at the Irish Writers Centre on Tuesday, March 3 at 6.30 pm.
‘Mark Granier’s Haunt unfolds in tender, observant gestures. There is much sadness here regarding personal memory, death, and a sense of generations passing.
This makes for an elegiac collection but Granier’s elegies are not made of pieties. They are spiced with wit and live on their precisions. The sequences in the book are accumulations of what it is to be human, vulnerable, sharp-eyed and a part of things.’
George Szirtes (read more…)