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  • Irish Writers Combat The Superstorm To Spread Irish Culture

    By admin on November 2, 2012
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    Best of luck to the intrepid Irishmen and women who have ventured onto Manhattan’s weather-beaten shores for an Irish poetry festival in New York.  Not least among them Theo Dorgan, whose first novel, Making Way, New Island will publish in spring 2013. Hurricane Sandy had shredded access between the islands but if John Montague and Theo Dorgan were still willing to make the effort to

  • Late To The Party: A Rather Excellent Review For All Gods Dead

    By admin on November 1, 2012
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    We missed the rather excellent review for Marian O Neill’s All Gods Dead in The Sunday Business Post* on Sunday 21st October: It is a tale of excess, glamour and awe – completely at odds with the staid life of Twenties Ireland – which Brigit encountered in the hedonistic Paris of the ’20s and the dark, repressive Berlin of the ’30s. This

  • Nessa Cooks Up Some Spooky Foods

    By admin on October 31, 2012
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    Nessa Robins, whose first cookbook Apron Strings New Island will publish in April 2013, has some great Halloween goodies on her blog today! I rather fancy those chocolate apples myself! Chocolate Apples are a real Halloween favourite and they couldn’t be easier to make. If you want to go basic just coat an apple with melted chocolate and dip in some sprinkles or you

  • Staging ‘Ulysses': ‘What impressed me most was also what scared me most’ – The Irish Times – Sat, Oct 27, 2012

    By admin on October 27, 2012
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    The excellent Dermot Bolger has a great piece in The Irish Times today writing about adapting Ulysses for the stage: Then I realised that my terror at approaching it as a playwright reflected the terror many readers feel at approaching it as a book. Ulysses has a deserved mystique. Nobody could call it an easy read. Joyce joked about wanting

  • Covers & Stuff: The Autumn Edition

    By admin on October 25, 2012
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    Quite a number of cover reveals today, four from our Christmas list in fact and we have a few surprises held back for later this month. First off the block are the wonderful covers for the two fine new books by Dermot Bolger, a new collection of poetry, The Venice Suite and an engrossing novella, The Fall of Ireland. We