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    Heartland Variety Show

    By admin on March 28, 2018
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      Mosey on down to Whelan’s to celebrate the launch of Patrick McCabe’s long-awaited new novel, Heartland, with a good old-fashioned Variety Show from Outer Space. Readings (with country music) by Patrick McCabe, and by Ted McCarthy and Rebecca O’Connor, comedy by Kevin McGahern and drama written and directed by Phil Doherty. Music by Paddy Goodwin and the Holy Ghosts.

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    Voices Literary Event: Patrick McCabe & Alan McMonagle

    By admin on March 12, 2018
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    Backstage will host the first Voices Literary Event celebrating literature with Patrick McCabe and Alan McMonagle on Thursday March 22. Both writers will be in conversation with journalist and researcher Paula Shields, discussing their work and the influence of the midlands. Young Irelander Alan McMonagle gathered widespread critical acclaim for his debut novel Ithaca, published by Picador in 2017 which garnered

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    4 New Island authors shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2017!

    By admin on November 6, 2017
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    We’re absolutely delighted to announce that four New Island authors have been shortlisted for The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. Congratulations to June Caldwell, Lisa Harding, Nuala O’Connor and Julie Parsons! Now, we need YOU! Cast your vote by Thursday, November 23rd, 2017. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Dublin’s Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on Tuesday

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    Dublin Book Festival 2017

    By admin on October 31, 2017
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    Dublin Book Festival kicks off this week and we’re thrilled to have so many New Island authors taking part! We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary on the Saturday and there’s also a wonderful array of events all week. You can browse the full programme here.   RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena Live Show with Dermot Bolger, Annabelle Comyn, Carlo Gébler, Janet Moran, Fintan O’Toole and Sean

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    New Island 25 Years Celebration

    By admin on October 31, 2017
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    VENUE Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre TIME 7.30pm – 8.30pm, Saturday November 4th TICKET COST: Free entry Join New Island Books as it celebrates 25 years since its foundation, with chat and readings from some of the authors and books that have defined its history. New Island publisher Edwin Higel will talk to Dermot Bolger about the origins of New Island and some of