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  • A Rather Nice Review For To Call Myself Beloved | A rare and raw look behind the scenes of the private world of a patient and her analyst ‘J’

    By admin on November 22, 2012
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    There was a great review for Eina McHugh’s memoir*, To Call Myself Beloved, in last Saturday’s Irish Independent: It is no easy matter to convey the sense of a psychoanalytic session, but McHugh does this with great success: “On the couch there is no distraction of a reactive human face, no intrusive response, no disapproval. A crazy thought is let

  • A Rather Lovely Interview With Patrick McGinley

    By admin on November 20, 2012
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    Patrick McGinley, author of the evocative memoir That Unearthly Valley has an interview over on Writing.ie: In other words memoir writing must inevitably result in condensation.  In making sense of your life and in identifying causes and their effects, the danger is that you will falsify the true relationship of events.  Since you cannot set down every tittle-tattle and fiddle-faddle

  • Irish Shades Of Grey - Paul Duggan

    #IrishShadesOfGrey: Irish Tweets Coming To A Bookshop Near You This Christmas And We Need Your Help

    By admin on November 13, 2012
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    New Island is working with Paul Duggan, who originated the #IrishShadesOfGrey Twitter phenomenon, to bring a 500 strong collection of the Irish Shades of Grey tweets into print. The book will be published in time for Christmas priced at €7.99. In fact it’s nearly ready to print! In order to press print though we want to make sure that everyone whose tweets

  • New Island At The Dublin Book Festival

    By admin on November 13, 2012
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    The Dublin Book Festival has a packed schedule kicking off today and New Island has a whole host of authors taking part Wednesday, 14th November Paul Charles along with John Waters and Marcus Connaughton will discuss ‘Dancing About Architecture’. Smock Alley Theatre | 6.00pm Jennifer Johnston will be in conversation with Dermot Bolger Smock Alley Theatre | 8.00pm Thursday, 15th November Tom Inglis and Eina

  • To Call Myself Beloved Belfast Book Launch

    By admin on November 7, 2012
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    Tomorrow marks the Belfast launch of To Call Myself Beloved by Eina McHugh. The event takes place at 6pm in No Alibis Bookstore, 83 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL. Author, journalist and broadcaster Malachi O’Doherty will introduce Eina. Do please come along. TO CALL MYSELF BELOVED is an inside account of what actually happened behind a therapist’s door. Humorous, moving and compellingly honest this account