An Interview with Linda Fallon of de Selby Press, Publisher of “Dubliners” – A Begorrathon 2015 Post

Check out this fascinating interview with Linda Fallon of de Selby Press by Niall at Raging Fluff.

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I interviewed Linda Fallon of de Selby Press about the publisher’s Dubliners project.

Fallon is head book buyer at the famous Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company, which has always been something of a Ground Zero for literary ex-pats in the city.

Sylvia Beach and James Joyce at the original Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris Sylvia Beach and James Joyce at the original Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris

The most famous Irish literary ex-pat is of course James Joyce, who I’ve written about before as the Poster Boy for Irish Emigration.

Publishers Linda Fallon and Terry Craven at the launch of "Dubliners" at Shakespeare and Company, Paris Publishers Linda Fallon and Terry Craven at the launch of “Dubliners” at Shakespeare and Company, Paris

There is a strong literary connection between Ireland and France, and de Selby Press – named after a character in Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman – was founded by Fallon and another Shakespeare and Company bookseller, Terry Craven, “to continue that tradition, publishing Irish writers, publishing French writers translated into Irish, publishing any impractical incarnation…

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