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Mary Burnham works in the Dún Laoghaire branch of Dubray Books and writes a book blog on the Dubray website.

Wayne Byrne’s latest book is Burt Reynolds on Screen (McFarland, 2019).

Isabelle Cartwright is a proofreader. She also reviews poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

Phil Cummins is an academic and writer based in County Kildare.

Anne Cunningham is a regular book reviewer for the Sunday Independent and the Irish Independent, and writes a column for the Meath Chronicle.

Tim Davies is Managing Director of Westchester Publishing Services’ UK and Irish operations.

James Doyle is the proprietor of Turnpike Books.

Eleanor Fitzsimons is a researcher, writer and journalist specialising in historical and current feminist issues.

Tony Flynn is a staff writer with Books Ireland.

Isolde Goggin first became interested in Lafcadio Hearn on seeing a plaque outside his house in Rathmines.

Ruth Hallinan is the Publishing and Production Manager at the Lilliput Press.

Fred Johnston is a poet, novelist and short-story writer, and founder of the annual Cúirt festival of literature in Galway.

Kevin Kiely is a poet, novelist, playwright and critic, and a Fulbright scholar in creative writing with a Ph.D in modernist literature and poetry.

Sue Leonard is a freelance journalist, writer and ghostwriter who also writes the ‘Beginner’s Pluck’ book column for The Irish Examiner.

Sinéad Mac Aodha is the Director of Literaure Ireland.

Mary McCarthy is a freelance journalist writing for a number of publications. She is an avid reader and an iron-willed book club administrator.

Hugh McFadden is a critic, literary editor, journalist and author of four collections of poetry, including Empire of Shadows (2012).

Paula O’Hare is a public sector lawyer who likes detective novels.

Cathal Póirtéir is a writer and broadcaster who has published several books and CDs on Irish folklore, social history and literature in Irish.

Síne Quinn is an editor with Cubicle 7, a creative-writing teacher working with the Bookmarks Programme TCD and a CBI book doctor.

William Wall’s latest novel is Suzy Suzy (New Island and Head of Zeus).

Sophie White’s début novel is Filter This (Hachette Ireland).

Proud members of:


Opinion 7 Sophie White, author of Filter This, on bringing the Instagram world of influencers, Insta-stories and #sponcons to the page. Book notes 8 Tony Canavan with the latest news from the world of books. Letter to the editor 13 On New Light on George Boole. Rights news 15 Caoimhe Fox keeps up to date with Irish publishers’ rights sales. Features 16 An tOireachtas—Shortlist for Irish Language Book of the Year. 18 Tony Flynn—Michael of Ire- land (1927) by Anne Casserly, and The Turf-Cutter’s Donkey (1934) by Patricia Lynch. 20 Ruth Hallinan celebrates 35 years of the Lilliput Press. 22 Literature Ireland—Sinéad Mac Aodha on 25 years of sup- porting the best in Irish writing. 24 James Doyle remembers the achievements of Benedict Kiely, born 100 years ago.


BOOKS Ireland September/October 2019

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