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Tramp Press announce their new books for 2020

Tramp Press have announced their publishing programme for 2020. In a press release today, the press, now in its 7th year, have confirmed they will be publishing 2 new non-fiction titles, handiwork (Sarah Baume), A Ghost in the Throat (Doireann Ní Ghríofa) and a new book in the Recovered Voices series, A Selection of Classic Irish Fantasy (edited by Jack Fennell). 

‘Once again we’ll publish just three titles of outstanding literary merit,’ reported Tramp, ‘two in the spring and a third, a Recovered Voice title, in the winter. ‘With the support of the Arts Council, we will be bringing passionate, inventive and playful books to readers throughout Ireland and the UK in 2020. You want the latest by Sara Baume? How about a vivid historical tale of the bloody cost of true love? And some timeless fantasy from neglected Irish authors? Fill your boots!’

handiwork by Sara Baume
(spring, non-fiction, trade paperback)

From the publishers:
‘In this contemplative short narrative, artist and acclaimed writer Sara Baume charts the daily process of making and writing, exploring what it is to create and to live as an artist.’

Sara Baume’s debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and has been widely translated. In 2017, her second novel, A Line Made by Walking, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. She has also been awarded the Rooney Prize, the Davy Byrnes Award and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. She works as a visual artist as well as a writer, and her first solo exhibition took place in autumn 2018. handiwork is her first work of non-fiction.

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
(spring, non-fiction, trade paperback)

From the publishers:
‘A true original, this stunning debut by Doireann Ní Ghríofa weaves two stories together. In the 1700s, an Irish noblewoman, on discovering her husband has been murdered, drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary poem that reaches across the centuries to another poet. In the present day, a young mother narrowly avoids tragedy in her own life.On encountering the poem, she becomes obsessed with finding out the rest of the story. Doireann Ní Ghríofa has sculpted a fluid hybrid of essay and autofiction to explore the ways in which a life can be changed in response to the discovery of another’s – in this case, Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire, famously referred to by Peter Levi as ‘the greatest poem written in either Ireland or Britain during the eighteenth century.’

A Selection of Classic Irish Fantasy, edited by Jack Fennell
(winter, trade paperback)

From the publishers:
‘Following up from 2018’s show-stopper A Brilliant Void, author Jack Fennell, who’ll be featured at WorldCon in August, returns with a collection of fantasy stories by Irish writers. Some you’ll know, some you won’t, all weird and wonderful!’ 

Jack Fennell is a writer, editor, translator and researcher whose academic publications include pieces on science fiction, utopian and dystopian literature, monsters, Irish literature, and the legal philosophy of comic books. He is the author of Irish Science Fiction (2014), a contributing translator for The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien (2013) and A Brilliant Void (2018). His forthcoming book, Rough Beasts: The Monstrous in Irish Fiction, 1800-2000, will be published in December by Liverpool University Press.