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.
This special issue offers a range of features on the act, experience and process involved in writing; Ronan Moore explains how his blog became a book, Billy O'Callaghan reflects on his Bord Gáis short story award and Annabel Abbs tells us about writing historical fiction in 'The Joyce Girl'. We also publish the winning story from our 2016 short story competition. In 'My Favourite' Annemarie Neary brings us on a virtual tour of the London Library, while Tony Canavan looks at the Irish in Latin America, and Rory Brennan gets bogged down in literary bogs.