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Campaign for Ukraine Children’s Books The Federation of European Publishers held a press conference on Tuesday 22nd March at Bologna Book Plus to announce the launch of a crowdfunding scheme to raise funds for printing children’s books in the Ukrainian language across Europe. To support refugees left with nothing and to ensure the books can […]

Dublin Book Festival is Open for Submissions

Dublin Book Festival will take place November 9th – 13th 2022, with this in mind, we are putting the call out to authors, illustrators, publishers, cultural organisations, community groups etc. to get in touch with an expression of interest to participate in the festival. Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant […]

The 2022 Michel Déon Non-Fiction Prize

The RIA is accepting nominations for the 2022 Michel Déon Non-fiction prize. The Michel Déon Prize was founded in 2018 in memory of the French writer Michel Déon (1919-2016) who made the West of Ireland his home. It is a joint prize awarded in alternate years by the Royal Irish Academy in Ireland (funded by […]

War Hotels from Merrion Press

War Hotels is an engrossing exploration of hotels in wartime, told through the prism of the now iconic hotels that were frequented by foreign correspondents, politicians, paramilitaries and spies in conflicts in Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lebanon, Iraq, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. It focuses on the hotels that became closely associated with the brutal conflicts […]

Lenny: New Release from New Island

Lenny, by Laura McVeigh is a magical tale of family, loss and the redemptive power of the imagination to heal and survive is release on the 18th March from New Island Books.  In the Ubari Sand Sea in 2011, during the First Libyan Civil War, a mysterious pilot falls from the sky – a sky […]

New Titles from Turas Press

Two new collections of poetry by Turas Press will be released during the month of April, 2022. Secret Poets by Darren Donohue “Wry, witty and surreal, the poems in Darren Donohue’s first collection demonstrate a confidence rare in début poets.” Jessica Traynor “A strong collection showcasing years of work with experiences of illness and respite, belief […]

Publishing Industry for Ukraine

The FEP (Federation of European Publishers) alerted us to some initiatives that are being set up by our colleagues in Europe to assist Publishers in Ukraine. Books for Refugee Ukrainian Families in Poland Our Polish colleagues have informed the FEP of an initiative by the NGO Fundacja Powszechnego Czytania (Universal Reading Foundation), which is raising […]

Publishing Ireland supports Ukrainian Publishers Association.

As a member of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and International Publishers Association (IPA), Publishing Ireland stands in solidarity with these organisations, governments around the world, and most importantly with the people of Ukraine, in condemning Russia’s attack on Ukraine. The work of Publishing Ireland is founded on a belief that there is strength in […]

Madame Lazare nominated for EU Prize for Literature

Irish-language arts are hitting dizzying heights in recent weeks.  On the back of the phenomenal success of Irish language feature film, An Cailín Ciúin at the Berlin Film Festival, comes another resounding affirmation that creative voices in Irish can break through on the international scene. Barzaz, the new literary imprint of Galway-based publisher, Futa Fata, […]