April has an embarrassment of riches for Irish authors and publishers, with some stand out titles hitting the shelves. Here are just a handful – for all titles released in April, browse the First Flush listings here.
The Quiet Whispers Never Stop is set in Northern Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s. It’s a story of love, obsession and escape, an uncompromising, lyrical tour-de-force that marks the arrival of an extraordinary new voice in Irish fiction.
Olivia Fitzsimons will be a guest on the Books Ireland podcast, Burning Books.
Tender and shocking, Trespasses is an unforgettable debut about people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times.
Louise Kennedy is author of the acclaimed short story collection, The End of the World is a Cul de Sac.
The Geometer Lobachevsky follows Duncan’s interest in internationality and materiality, leading to unforeseeable connections between people and places. Here is Adrian Duncan reading the first page of the novel.
Little Island is donating all their profits from Run for your Life to the Save the Children Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.
The first children’s book exploring Direct Provision, Ireland’s asylum-seeker accommodation system. Jane Mitchell is the award-winning author of Chalkline and A Dangerous Crossing.
“… Showing the fragile yet resilient humanity at the heart of refugee journeys … Run For Your Life is a book which should make us all reflect on how we in more peaceful, prosperous and safe countries receive those seeking protection.” —Immigrant Council of Ireland
An astonishing and moving account of the untold stories of Irish women and their decades-long search for justice.