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The New Frontier: Reflections From the Irish Border


New Island is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of The New Frontier: Reflections From the Irish Border a landmark anthology from some of Ireland’s greatest contemporary writers, marking the centenary of partition and renewed international focus on the Irish border. 

At a time when the division of our shared island has once again become an international concern, the Border is now a threshold between Europe and the United Kingdom, and The New Frontier seeks to explore the meaning of this partition in the21st century for those people that inhabit it. The anthology follows in the footsteps of New Island’s recent pioneering anthologies – The Long Gaze Back, The Glass Shore and Female Lines – whilst making its own mark as a key cultural and literary touchstone.
Edited by James Conor Patterson and featuring writing from 28 of the island’s greatest writers: Darran Anderson, Maureen Boyle, Colette Bryce, Garrett Carr, Luke Cassidy, Emily Cooper, Jill Crawford, Dean Fee, Michelle Gallen, PeterHollywood, Michael Hughes, John Kelly, Marcel Krueger, Orla McAlinden, Bronagh McAtasney, Mícheál McCann, Jess McKinney, Maria McManus, Pat McCabe, Annemarie ní Chuirrean, Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Conor O’Callaghan, Abby Oliveira, Séamas O’Reilly, Lias Saoudi, Eoghan Walls, Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe.
With generous support from Arts Council of Northern Ireland, this essential collection of writings from the Irish Border, composed of non-fiction, fiction and poetry conveys in its multiplicity the true meaning of our border. At a time when the division of our shared island has once again become an international concern, The New Frontier seeks to explore the meaning of this partition in the 21st century for those people that inhabit that divide.
Publishing October 15 th 2021, Hardback €21.95/19.99 | 9781848408166
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