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Self by Eilís Ward, Cork University Press

This book argues that we have got it wrong in the West in our pursuit of what we consider to be ‘self’: an autonomous, self-driven, entrepreneurial entity, always on, always positive and always improving. This is a neoliberal self, a being stripped of the social. In a radical critique, this book argues that this is […]

A Land Without Wolves, Temple Dark Books

“A Land Without Wolves vividly and poetically evokes the strange and contradictory world of late 18th-century Ireland…delving into a criminal underworld of thievery, brothels and secret societies alongside philosophical and political musings…a novel highly attuned to its historical context in both its sentences and its understanding of what was possible, ‘thinkable’, at the time.” Claire […]

Rathmines through time and space: from medieval rath to flatland

Rathmines through time and space: from medieval rath to flatland 7 October 2021, 7 pm, online Book your free ticket at Rathmines is the second in a series of atlases devoted to Dublin suburbs being produced by the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project in the Royal Irish Academy. In this online lecture, author Séamas Ó […]

The Glass Shore, edited by Sinéad Gleeson, New Island Books

The Glass Shore, Paperback edition, edited by Sinéad Gleeson, Publishing October 8th. New Island Books The Irish Book Award-winning anthology of female writers is now available in paperback for the first time.Following the landmark 2015 publication of The Long Gaze Back,  one question kept arising: where was the equivalent anthology for women writers from the north? The Glass Shore, […]

Wunderland by Caitríona Lally, New Island Books

Wunderland by Caitríona Lally, Publishing September 24th. New Island BooksKeenly anticipated second novel from the Rooney Prize-winning author of Eggshells Exiled from Ireland under dubious circumstances, Roy now works as a cleaner at the Wunderland miniature exhibition in Hamburg. Struggling to connect with those around him, he commits secret acts of violence against the tiny scenes and figurines on […]

The autumn issue of Crannóg magazine, Issue 55

“The autumn issue of Crannóg magazine, issue 55, is out September 24th featuring the work of 33 Irish and international writers.  The cover image for Crannóg 55 is called Rust by Me, by Bill Hicks, part of a body of work for DRUMlins based on well-known songs. This particular artwork is inspired by the song Stand By Me. […]


The Spiddal, Co. Galway based publisher, Futa Fata, have been busy adding to their catalogue with a new original board book for toddlers and a new translation for older readers. EOINÍN by Muireann Ní Chíobháin and illustrated by Róisín Hahessy. Eoinín is the cutest little lamb who needs help to fly his kite.  This is […]

Penguin Sandycove to publish

A Hug for You by David King, with Adam King: November 2021 Late Late Toy Show national treasure Adam King and his Dad, David King, to write an illustrated children’s book telling the story of the Virtual Hug Sandycove (an imprint of Penguin Random House) is delighted to announce an incredibly exciting new children’s acquisition: A Hug for You by David […]