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The Writers

A Sense of Ireland

Edited by Peter Fallon and Andrew Carpenter, Photographed by Mike Bunn

The Writers : a sense of Ireland : new works by 44 Irish writers / selected and edited by Andrew Carpenter and Peter Fallon ; with photographs of the writers by Mike Bunn

The Ferret Fancier

Set in a border county just after the Irish Civil War, The Ferret Fancier tells the story of Simon Green, a boy in tune with nature, ‘asking himself to be himself without knowing how to be.’
‘A Minor masterpiece’ New York Times

The Port Wine Stain

Written by Patrick Boyle, Introduced by Benedict Kiely

Introduced by Benedict Kiely



Twelve of Patrick Doyle's best stories which draws equally on his three collections. Includes a recognised masterpiece, Leles Vulgaris, in which the badger's fight assumes epic proportions, and presents other memorable accounts of people living with and in spite of forces at work in an elemental world.

When Love Comes to Town

Meet Neil Byrne - try-scorer on the rugby field, prizewinning student, one of the in-crowd at the disco, regular guy, gay. Presenting one face to the world and burying his true feelings in fantasy, Neil tries to keep his secret.

After The Wake

This diverse collection is a delightful and entertaining windfall from one of Ireland's most colourful writers. An essential complement to Behan's master works.

The Scrapper

Dublin boxer Sparrow McCabe has the World Featherweight title for the taking: but he can't throw that final punch and suddenly it’s all over. Fast forward fifteen years and Sparrow is working as a driver for gangsters. But when murder enters the picture, there's a new fight he can't afford to lose.

Crazy Love

A high-flying executive, to all appearances happily married with a child, goes to extremes of duplicity to hide his homosexuality.

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly: The Teenage Dirtbag Years

Written by Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, With Paul Howard, Illustrated by Alan Clarke

So there I was, roysh, class legend, schools rugby legend, basically all-round legend, when someone decides you can't, like, sit the Leaving Cert four times. Well that put a focking spanner in the works.

The second, like, un-focking-missable book from Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Brown Morning

Charlie and his friend live in a time marked by the rise of an extreme totalitarian regime: the Brown State.
A remarkable parable of how easily people allow their rights to be removed.

Dublin Noir

The Celtic Tiger vs. The Ugly American

Edited by Ken Bruen

Nineteen previously unpublished stories by acclaimed crime writers, each one set in Dublin. Includes Ray Banks, James O. Born, Ken Bruen, Reed Farrell Coleman, Eoin Colfer, Jim Fusilli, Patrick J. Lambe, Craig McDonald, Pat Mullan, John Rickards, Peter Spiegelman, Olen Steinhauer, Charlie Stella, Duane Swierczynski, Sarah Weinman and others.

House of Memories

This sequel to "The Woman of the House” and “Across the River" is a story of love for the home place and of the passions and jealousies it can inspire. A story of grief and trying to cope with loss, but also of resilience in the face of family tragedy.

The Woman of the House

The Phelans have owned Mossgrove for generations. But when it is put up for sale, the lengths to which Irish people will go to keep their land become clear.

An enchanting novel by Ireland’s favourite writer.

Across the River

Alice Taylor's second novel, a story of land, love and family set in rural Ireland. Sequel to The Woman of the House.

Joyce's Pupil

The finest short stories of Slovenia's most prominent author. A young man learns English in 1914 from James Joyce. Years later, in 1941, this same man must flee his country, and he becomes the Slovenian voice of British radio. On his return to Yugoslavia, he falls foul of the new communist authorities.

American Skin

Comparable to William Burroughs' Naked Lunch, Leonard Cohen's Beautiful Losers and Norman Mailer's Why Are We in Vietnam, Ken Bruen's American Skin is a unique take on the American dream from a master of noir. Ken Bruen has been a finalist for the Edgar, Anthony and Barry Awards.

The Poison Throne

Written by and Illustrated by Celine Kiernan, Illustrated by Finbarr O'Connor

A Friend. A Father. A Kingdom. Which one would you sacrifice? This gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and romance follows Wynter Moorehawke as she is forced to make choices for herself, her family and country, and discover who, if anyone, she can really trust.