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  • Praise for Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland by Mia Gallagher

    By admin on June 28, 2016
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    ‘There is so much to say about this novel. It is sprawling, but not sloppy; messy, but not a mess. There will be as many readings of it as there are readers. Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland is challenging, it is brave, it is original, it is flawed, it is moving, it is fascinating. It is art.’ - Claire

  • Throw Back Thursday – New Island in 1996

    By admin on March 17, 2016
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    ‘When Dermot Bolger’s Raven Arts Press became New Island Books in 1992, a cloud of uncertainty hung over the new company. Raven had been set up fifteen years earlier to provide a platform for a new generation of Irish poets, including Bolger himself, Paul Durcan, Anthony Cronin, Michael O’Loughlin and Sara Berkeley. “Raven was two fingers being shoved in the

  • Long Gaze Back Event at the Irish Literary Society, London

    By admin on February 8, 2016
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    Date: February 29th 2016 Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: £5 Venue: The Bloomsbury Hotel. 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN   Join Sinéad Gleeson and Lucy Caldwell for an evening of discussion about the widely-acclaimed The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers , women’s writing and more. BOOK NOW Sinéad Gleeson Sinéad Gleeson is a broadcaster, critic and writer who presents The Book Show

  • Fiction Workshop with Dermot Bolger at Doolin Writers Weekend

    By admin on February 2, 2016
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    ‘Pound for pound, word for word, I’d have Bolger represent us in any literary Olympics.’ – Colum McCann, Irish Independent

    Fiction Workshop with Dermot Bolger at Doolin Writers Weekend 2016 on Saturday, the 5th of March.

  • Long Gaze Back at Ennis Book Club Fest

    By admin on February 2, 2016
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    Ennis Book Club Festival 2016: Join Sinéad Gleeson, broadcaster and journalist, as she explores the literary gem that is the short story. Sinéad is editor of the recently published, critically acclaimed, Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards’ winner The Long Gaze Back. Joining Sinéad are three contributors to the anthology: Christine Dwyer Hickey, Lisa McInerney and Siobhán Mannion.