Gill Books have announced their autumn/winter 2019 list and it includes some stunning books which, we suspect, you are going to hear a lot more about over the coming months – and see a lot more of on your local bookshop shelves, windows and tables.
It’s a large list, 34 titles in all between August and November, but some particular titles catch the eye. First among these is the latest instalment of Aisling. Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling sees one of the nation’s favourite characters turn 30, with all the drama, dancing and doubt that this milestone tends to bring. Out in September.
On the other end of the spectrum, Catríona Perry’s The Tribe chronicles the current status of the Irish-American question within the US political system. Given October is the time when another unmentionable issue might be coming to a head, the influence of the Irish-American lobby may have a profound effect on events across our island, and on our neighbours across the Irish sea. Out in October.
Staying with statecraft but for a subtly different readership, Peter Donnelly’s The President’s Surprise follows on the success of the previous two works, The President’s Glasses and The President’s Cat. As political works go, there will be few more comforting reads than this beautifully illustrated title. Out in September.
Finally, Jamie Heaslip’s All In (written with Matt Cooper) comes out in October. Heaslip, who captained Leinster and Ireland, twice toured with the Lions and was nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year, has more to his story than rugby. Irish rugby autobiographies have an enviable track record of success, notably O’Gara, O’Driscoll and O’Connell, and it would be a surprise if this insight into a fascinating character did not follow in those illustrious bootsteps.
For a full list of the upcoming Gill titles, you can see their catalogue here.