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Young Irelanders; New Voices in a New Ireland
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Post-gay-marriage referendum we are all getting used to the strange and wonderful feeling of living in a nation which, instead of repressing diversity, celebrates it and honours it and indeed...

The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015 by Eileen Casey
Posted by Eileen Casey in > Anthology

A book launch is mostly an enjoyable event, similar in many ways to the birth of a new life. Hot from the press, a book, like the fresh faced new...

Finding Love on the Road
Posted by Sam Trunam in > Anthology

When Anisha told me that she’d paid to enter a writing contest run by Glimmer Train, I thought to myself, ‘Why don’t I do that?’ I was editing articles at...

The Little Book of Christmas Memories
Posted by Liberties Press in > Anthology

Liberties Press in association with Golden Ireland has launched The Little Book of Christmas Memories. Nostalgic, heart-warming, and festively fun, The Little Book of Christmas Memories is an uplifting collection...

The Story Behind ‘Beyond the Stars’ by Sarah Webb
Posted by Sarah Webb in > Anthology > Interviews

Beyond the Stars is unique. It’s a collection of twelve short stories for children, written by some of the top names in children’s books – current Irish Children’s Laureate, Eoin...

Life Here Below: Michael J. Farrell on Writing
Posted by Michael J Farrell in > Anthology > Interviews

I started writing sometime between ages three and forty depending on how you define writing, and my process has been evolving to this day. I came late to fiction because...

Meet Tramp Press
Posted by Christian Cooney in > Anthology > Interviews

Founded by Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis-Goff in 2013, Tramp Press aims, in their own words, “to find, nurture and publish exceptional literary talent”. There is something refreshing about this approach....

Winning a Deal For a Book of Stories: SaltWater
Posted by Lane Ashfeldt in > Anthology > Interviews

The deal I have is for a single book of stories with hardworking Dublin independent, Liberties Press – who could not love a publisher with a name like Liberties Press?...

The Writing Process: Billy O’Callaghan
Posted by Billy O'Callaghan in > Anthology > Interviews

I love short stories and can’t go a day without reading at least one. My shelves are crammed with collections that I’ve been hoarding since my teens, books by household...

Making Stories: Geraldine Mills on Hellkite
Posted by Geraldine Mills in > Anthology > Interviews

Richard Ford says in his great introduction to The New Granta Book of American Short Stories,  that the short story wants to give us something big but wants to do...