All new Irish-published, Irish-authored, and Irish-interest books for April in our fully searchable data base First Flush
Curious about what books are coming in April? Check out First Flush to see what’s new in fiction, non-fiction, children’s and poetry for the coming month—or go back to see what books were fresh off the press earlier in the year.
Here are just a few of the new books in April. See the full listings here.
Social Capital: Life online in the shadow of Ireland’s tech boom, by Aoife Barry (Harper Collins)
A David and Goliath story about Ireland’s role as prime real estate for the world’s largest tech multinationals, and the considerable impact it has had on us as individuals.
Glow: Five Steps to Create the Life You Dream About, by Georgie Crawford (Hachette)
The much anticipated first book from the inspirational and beloved wellness personality, Georgie Crawford.
A Bit of a Writer: Brendan Behan’s Complete Collected Short Prose, Brendan Behan; John Brannigan (Lilliput Press)
This edition of Brendan Behan’s Irish newspaper articles gathers all of his work that Behan published in newspapers from 1951 to his death in 1964.
Global, by Eoin Colfer; Andrew Donkin; Giovanni Rigano (Hodder Children’s Books)
A powerful, hopeful and timely story about the real effects of climate change: two young people on different continents whose lives are catastrophically changed by global warming. A graphic novel with glorious colour artwork throughout, from Eoin Colfer and the team behind Illegal, and his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels.
Glass Houses: Two estranged sisters, one overgrown garden and a journey of hope, by Melanie Murphy (Hachette)
Two sisters. One overgrown garden. And a journey of hope. Glass Houses is a heartfelt, uplifting novel about family, growth, friendship and love.
Eyes Guts Throat Bones, by Moira Fowley (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
A collection of short stories about (queer, female) bodies and the end of the world. Arresting, beautiful and ultimately consoling, Eyes Guts Throat Bones is a fierce collection of stories offering a new lens on the female body, on sex, death, love and what makes us who we are.
Death in the Dark, by Kitty Murphy (Thomas & Mercer)
Abduction. Accusations. And murder on the dance floor. Sparkle McCavity, young drag queen and employee of Miss Merkin, is missing, presumed kidnapped or even worse. Naturally, Merkin turns to reluctant sleuth and friend to the community Fi for help, but clues and suspects are worryingly thin on the ground-and the drag king Stan the Man is proving somewhat distracting.
When Merkin’s niece is then found murdered, spiked on a light pole in nightclub TRASH, it becomes clear that Fi’s friends are in danger. Again. With the ever-inept Detective O’Hara becoming convinced that the most likely suspect is Miss Merkin herself, tensions begin to build among the friends. Could one of them really be responsible? After a strangely spooky seance, Fi’s best friend Robyn disappears. Guilt-ridden and distraught, Fi and her friends must double their efforts to save Robyn and Sparkle before it’s too late. Just as long as her increasingly complicated and distracting love life doesn’t get in the way!
Caz Mooney’s Budgeting Planner: Take control of your money and gain peace of mind, by Caz Mooney (Gill Books)
Caz Mooney’s Budgeting Planner is filled with practical tips and easy-to-use charts and trackers to help you visualise your spending, change how you look at money and reach your financial goals.
An Illustrated History of the Irish Revolution: 1916-1923, by Michael B. Barry (Andalus Press)
The death of Liam Lynch, leader of the anti-Treaty IRA, on a bare mountain in April 1923 marked the defeat of the anti-Treaty side. With additional information and many new photographs, Michael B. Barry draws together the events of the years 1916–23 into this ground-breaking book. Included are over 800 images, specially-created maps, old documents and periodicals from Ireland and abroad.