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Books Ireland Flash Fiction Series—Editor’s Choice

Books Ireland Flash Fiction

Cute, joyous, loveable—YA queer romance from Adiba Jaigirdar

Hani and Ishu’s Guide To fake Dating is the new YA queer romance from Adiba Jaigirdar and it’s everything it promises.

Linguistic archaeology—how words reveal our history

How Linguistics can Help the Historian| Anthony Harvey|Royal Irish Academy| ISBN:9781911479697|€ 9.50   Evidence of who we were is wired through etymology by Anthony Harvey It took a modification of the Roman calendar to bring September, October, November and December into their current positions...

A loosening and tightening knot: Eoghan Smith on the artistry of Joanna Walsh

Seed|Joanna Walsh|No Alibis Press| 2021|Limited Edition Set|ISBN: 9781838108113 by Eoghan Smith Seed, by the acclaimed multidisciplinary writer Joanna Walsh, was first published by Visual Editions in 2017 as a digital interactive app. The relatively straight-forward narrative, described as a ‘queer coming-of-age story...

KPMG renews sponsorship of Children’s Books Ireland Awards

CEO of Children's Books Ireland, Elaina Ryan, with Seamus Hand, Managing Partner at KPMG Ireland and Daisy Magill, the KPMG Reading Hero 2022 KPMG to renew sponsorship of Children's Books Ireland Awards With the cancellation of high profile book prizes like The Costa Book Awards, and The...

Flash Fiction—The Folly, by Sheena Power

BOOKS IRELAND FLASH FICTION The Folly, by Sheena Power Jonathan Fairley survived the war, grimy with memories of slaughter. He survived the journey home, too. Separated from comrades, without money or papers to prove who he was, he trudged and worked...

Flash Fiction—Haunted, by Claire Hennessy

Two Women on the Shore (1898) by Edvard Munch. Original from the Rijksmuseum. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel. BOOKS IRELAND FLASH FICTION Haunted, by Claire Hennessy “Come back to mine,” he says in those last weeks before it all falls apart, his hand hovering at the hem...

Winners of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2022

WINNERS OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2022 The wait is finally over, and the winners of this year's An Post Irish Book Awards have been revealed at a glittering evening ceremony at The Convention Centre in Dublin, on Wednesday 23 November.

Flash Fiction—The Life and Times of Steve McQueen, by Jennifer McMahon

BOOKS IRELAND FLASH FICTION The Life And Times Of Steve McQueen, by Jennifer McMahon In the flickering light, Cara is a delicious curve on the edge of my vision. Every sweep of her hand, from tub of popcorn to pouting lips, inscribes a possessive...

Roberta Beary wins joint first in Bridport Poetry Prize

Roberta Beary has won joint first in the Bridport Poetry Prize Roberta Beary has won joint first prize for her poem After You Self-Medicate with Roethke's The Waking Read by Text-to-Speech App in the prestigious Bridport Prize. Previous winners of the international award include novelist...

Exciting job opportunities with New Island Books

Two exciting vacancies in Marketing and Publicity at New Island Books Jobs in publishing are like hen's teeth, and two have come along at once at Ireland's fastest growing and long-established publishing house—New Island Books. New Island recently celebrated their 30th birthday, and can...

Books Ireland Flash Fiction—The Food Truck, by Terry Kerins

BOOKS IRELAND FLASH FICTION The Food Truck, By Terry Kerins The first bite is molten, stripping a layer of skin from the roof of her mouth. The pain is good, vinegar stinging the rawness like a small whip, making it all the sweeter.

Books Ireland Flash Fiction—Small Lanterns, by Beth Kilkenny

BOOKS IRELAND FLASH FICTION Small Lanterns, by Beth Kilkenny We zip up our coats and begin walking, easily finding step with one another. We pass the Baths at Clontarf, and the blood has begun to...

Flash Fiction—top ten stories announced

Announcing our top ten flash fiction entries We are delighted to announce the ten stories which will feature in our Flash Fiction series. It was wonderful to read all your stories, which came from far and wide, covering subjects philosophical, comical, theatrical, mythological and...