March/ April 2014
Established in 1976, Books Ireland magazine remains the only publication of its kind with a dedicated focus on books of Irish interest, Irish publisher or Irish author. Published bi-monthly, it lists and reviews c. 1000 books per year and is THE essential guide to the world of Irish books and writing.
‘Books Ireland provides a breathing space, a garden if you will, where literature may continue to be valued for its own sake and discussed and appreciated in a climate of intellectual freedom and relaxation.’
Eamonn Kelly, playwright and award-winning short-storyist.
Exact Editions, issue highlights for July/August 2017 Books Ireland
This holiday issue includes a four-page summer reader’s guide to help you pick the best Irish titles whether at home or abroad this summer. John Quinn marks the centenary of the death of Francis Ledwidge, the soldier-poet who killed in France in 1917, while Edwin Higel reflects on 25 years of New Island, the publishing company he set up with Dermot Bolger. Dingle bookshop puts a call out for a new owner, while Books@One in Mayo talk about their brave beginnings. We are delighted to introduce a new Irish language feature ’Leabhair idir Lámha’ with Cathal Póirtéir as well as the usual reviews and features. ‘First Flush’ lists all the recent books sent in to us, while Sue Leonards picks the best of the ‘First-timers’ and Paula O’Hare runs her eye over recent crime fiction. Finally, Jane Casey tells us why her list of favourite books keeps growing.