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September/October 2019

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  • Contents:
  • Opinion Sophie White, author of Filter This, on bringing the Instagram world of influencers, Insta-stories and #sponcons to the page
  • Book notes Tony Canavan with the latest from the world of books.
  • Rights news Caoimhe Fox keeps up to date with Irish publishers’ rights sales.
  • Tony Flynn explores Michael of Ireland (1927) by Anne Casserly, and The Turf-cutter’s Donkey (1934) by Patricia Lynch.
  • James Doyle remembers the achievements of Benedict Kiely, born 100 years ago.
  • Ruth Hallinan celebrates 35 years of the Lilliput Press.
  • Literature Ireland marks 25 years.
  • Tim Davies talks about Westchester Publishing Services on its 50th anniversary.
  • An tOireachtas 2019 book of the year shortlists.
  • Behind the Screen Tony Flynn enjoys the screen version of Dorothy Macardle’s The Uninvited.
  • Bookshop focus Phil Cummins visits the award-winning Woodbine Books, Kilcullen.
  • Reviews
    • Eleanor Fitzsimons Conversations with Edna O'Brien edited by Alice Hughes Kersnowski.
    • Hugh McFadden A History of Irish Modernism, edited by Gregory Castle and Patrick Bixby.
    • Wayne Byrne —  Irish Cinema in the Twenty-first Century, edited by Ruth Barton
  • Bookcase
    • Kevin KielyA Shared Home Place, by Seamus Mallon.
    • Isolde GogginJapanese Ghost Stories by Lafcadio Hearn.
    • Mary BurnhamThe Transatlantic Book Club, by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.
    • Tony FlynnThe Deathless Girls, by Kiran Millwood
    • Tony CanavanBelfast Stories, by edited by Paul McVeigh and Lisa Frank.
    • Isabel Cartwright Gone to Earth, by Maurice Leitch.
    • Tony CanavanThe Jacobites: Britain and Europe, 1688–1788, by by Daniel Szechi.
  • Teen reads Síne Quinn kicks off her new column with a look at the latest Young Adult fiction.
  • Crime spree Paula O'Hare rounds up the best of recent crime fiction.
  • First-timers Sue Leonard brings us her pick of début authors.
  • In:Verse Fred Johnston with his choice of recent poetry collections.
  • Leabhair idir lámha Cathal Póirtéir with the latest books as Gaeilge.
  • First Flush Tony Canavan lists all the new books sent into us.
  • My favourite William Wall tells us about his favourite places to write and the desks he uses there.

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