There may be a few sore heads in Ireland this morning, following yesterday’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations, but why not sit back, relax and read about some of the great posts for Reading Ireland Month in the last week.
This week, I wrote about the wonderful The Maiden Dinosaur by Janet McNeill and also hosted a giveaway for a copy of the book. The winner of the giveaway is Liz Dexter! Congratulations to Liz, I’ll be sending a copy your way in the next week.
In other Reading Ireland Month news, I was introduced to an entirely new Irish author by Kim at Reading Matters with her great review of The Sinners Bell by Kevin Casey.
Two of the greatest female novelists to come out of Ireland featured this week as Laila at Big Reading Life wrote about Jennifer Johnston’s classic How Many Miles to Babylon? and Heaven Ali looked at Mad Puppetstown, a less well known work by the brilliant Molly Keane.
Thom who blogs about music at the brilliant The Immortal Jukebox covered Sinead O’Connor, Mary Black and Luke Kelly this week.
And finally, BIG congratulations are due to Niall McArdle, aka Raging Fluff my cohort and co-host for Reading Ireland Month who has been shortlisted for the Hennessey Literary Awards 2018 for his story The Light on the Water which was published in the Irish Times last year.
Described as the Booker Prize for a new generation of writers starting out, the Awards celebrate emerging literary talent from across Ireland.
We couldn’t be more delighted for Niall and have all fingers and toes crossed for a win!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!