Books Ireland is delighted to welcome new editor Ruth McKee.
Ruth is a writer, editor and researcher and has been twice nominated for The Hennessy New Writing Award. She was joint winner of The Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair and her second book, The Day I Die, is out on submission. She writes short reviews for Irish Times Books and works with RTÉ Arena.
Speaking about the new role Ruth says, “Like a lot of us, I have my introvert and my extrovert self. Sometimes I like to turn inward and write or read, pick up the guitar and play around with a song. These mornings, as the news dips and dives, and the skies are still dark, I like to take Maeve Brennan’s advice and watch the birds in the garden as things grow light.
But I also thrive talking to book people, art people, music people—whether that’s at a reading or event (the now distant memory of electricity in a room, the craic after everything is over)—or in our new virtual spaces. It’s true what everyone says; you know when you find your tribe. Since I was little, books have formed an important part of my inner landscape, even those pages long forgotten must have left their imprint. Books Ireland is a touchstone for all the different parts of literary Ireland, from publishers to booksellers, authors to readers: being a small part of this? I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do.”
Wordwell is excited to announce this welcome addition to the group. If you would like to contact Ruth her email is Ruth@wordwell.ie /@RuthMcKee