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Play it Forward Fellowship

Publishing Ireland was privileged to join the closing event for Skein Press’ excellent ‘Play it Forward‘ fellowship programme which supports and nurtures writers that have traditionally been underrepresented in Irish publishing and literature. Hosted on Saturday 6th May in Carmichael House, Dublin 7, attendees included: project founder Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, the graduation fellows, programme partner The […]

Mercier Press shortlisted for the 2023 IPA Prix Voltaire

Congratulations to Publishing Ireland member Mercier Press on being shortlisted for the 2023 IPA Prix Voltaire! At London Book Fair, following a freedom-to-publish session dedicated to strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPPs) and the role of publishers in guaranteeing freedom of expression of authors, the IPA announced its 5-strong shortlist for the 2023 IPA Prix […]

Publishing Ireland welcomes new members

Publishing Ireland is delighted to welcome several new members, marking a total of 57 members. Bullaun Press, Leabhair Comhar, PVA Books, Tribes Press and The Literary Professionals have all recently joined our membership organisation which represents book publishers and people who are engaged in related activities across Ireland. A recent arrival on the Irish publishing scene, […]

President Joe Biden presented with book on St Patrick

One of the gifts that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presented to US President Joe Biden in Washington on St Patrick’s Day was a new book on the spiritual legacy of St Patrick published by Messenger Publications. Columban Missionary Aidan J. Larkin SSC passed away shortly after completing The Spiritual Journey of St Patrick. The book takes a […]

REINVENTION – Trade Day 2022

Our tenth annual Trade Day will be taking place next week with the theme of REINVENTION! Join us on November 11th for a jam-packed day of exciting discussions, panel events, and networking. Publishing Ireland would like to encourage as broad a range of staff as possible to attend to hear the speakers, meet your colleagues […]

Books Ireland News

Ruth McKee, Books Ireland editor and host of the Burning Books Ireland podcast, has been nominated as a Rising Star in the Irish Podcast Awards. On the podcast, Ruth poses the question, ‘If your house was on fire, what books would you save from the flames?’ The podcast features authors and well known cultural figures […]

Little Island and Skein Press to Co-Publish Traveller Folktale Picturebook by Oein DeBhairduin

Little Island and Skein Press to co-publish Traveller folktale picturebook by award-winning author Oein DeBhairduin Irish Traveller folktale to be illustrated by Irish-based illustrator Olya Anima Independent Irish publishers Little Island Books and Skein Press announce they are teaming up to publish The Slug and the Snail by Oein DeBhairduin, whose debut Why the Moon […]

Cork University Press Books Shortlisted for RHS Whitfield Book Prize

We are delighted to announce that Publishing Ireland Member, Cork University Press have had two books shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society Whitfield Book Prize. THE 2022 SHORTLIST RECOGNISES THE SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTION AND QUALITY OF SIX EXCELLENT HISTORY MONOGRAPHS PUBLISHED IN 2021. Saving the Children: Humanitarianism, Internationalism, and Empireby Emily Baughan (University of California Press) Histories of Everyday Life: […]