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Irish Book Week begins.Maeve Binchy Festival; New Finglas Library – Irish Times

In The Irish Times this Saturday, Dara McAnulty takes Patrick Freyne for a walk on the beach to talk about his new book, writing, autism and the wonders of the natural world. Eoghan Daltun of Dubliner bought a partially wooded farm in West Cork in 2009. He talks to Catherine Cleary about his book on it in his video by Chris Maddaloni. Edna O’Brien tells Lara Marlowe about her new play, The Women of Joyce. This will be held at the monastery next week. Eugene O’Brien talks to Sarah Keating about his debut novel, a sort of Pure Mule sequel, and his latest play. And then there’s Q&A with Joyce Carol Oates. Joyce Carol Oates’ new novel The Babysitter is out now, and Marilyn Monroe’s novel The Blonde just became a Netflix movie.

Reviewed by Ted Smyth of The Storm Is Here by Luke Mogelson. Ronan McGreevey of Colditz: The Prisoner of the Castle by Ben McIntyre. Declan Burke on the best new crime fiction. Kevin Power on Lessons by Ian McEwan; Ronan Hessian on There’s Been a Little Incident by Alice Ryan; Colin Harvey on One Good Day by David Donoghue. Mia Levitin in All Broken Places by Jon Boyne. Neil Hegarty in the Irish Atlantic Rainforest by Eoghan Daltun. Jan Carson on Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley; Sarah Gilmartin in Camilla Shamsy’s Best of Friends;

This week’s Irish Times Eason offer is Colson Whitehead’s Harlem Shuffle. Only €4.99 for him, saving €6. You can buy it with the newspaper this weekend.

Maeve Binchy was loved the world over for his insight, wit and empathy. Ireland’s only literary festival centered on Maeve Binchy, Echoes will take place from 30 September to 2 October 2022 at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, offering a unique mix of fiction, non-fiction, stage and screen. Bringing together Ireland’s finest contemporary creative voices to celebrate the story.

On Friday, September 30, Michael Heavey will star in Shay Linehan’s stage adaptation of the heartwarming tale of Maeve Binchy in the first-person film. Concerned Frankie. following this The joy of recording Maeve With RTÉ One Series Producer Kevin Reynolds. A long-time collaborator with Maeve, Kevin has a behind-the-scenes story, including her interview with her famous Rattlebag live.theme Tales We Tell, Saturday, October 1, is Conversation and Reading Day with: Paul Howard, Emily Horikan, Nuala O’Connor, Dean Ruxton, Lenny Abrahamson, Roddy Doyle, Martina Devlin, Sinead Crowley, Niall McMonagle, Caroline Erskine, Elaine Murphy, Christine Greene , Conor O’Clery, Declan Kibbard, Barry Pearce, Eilis née Duibne, Ann Ingle, Seamus O’Reilly, Sarah Binchy, Clélia Murphy, Gordon Snell. The festival Marvelary Maeve with guide Walk on Sunday 3rd October.

Half-day and full-day tickets are available on Saturdays. Limited tickets are still available. Book at

Bookselling Ireland, which represents bookstores large and small across Ireland, has announced in partnership with Publishing Ireland that the 2022 Irish Book Week will take place from October 15th to 22nd.

First launched in 2018, Irish Book Week celebrates Irish authors, illustrators, publishers, books of Irish interest and the bookstores that sell them. Nearly 250 bookstores have registered to participate in this year’s campaign, with a variety of activities, workshops, book signings and events to mark the special week that will be revealed over the coming months. increase.

Bookselling Ireland has also revealed the brand ambassadors for this year’s campaign. Eoin Colfer, Chris Judge, Sophie White and Manchán Magan.

Colfer said: “Irish Book Week is a wonderful and important initiative to help children around the world discover a love of reading, a love that enriches their entire lives and we are delighted and proud to be their ambassadors. I’m thinking.”

White said: Our writers and illustrators entertain, enlighten and nourish us. They would not have been able to do it without the dedication, passion, support and creativity of Irish bookstores and publishers.

Aoife Roantree, Chairman of Bookselling Ireland, said: I look forward to working with them to highlight and champion Irish talent and to bring great Irish books into the hands of readers young and old. “

Ruth Hallinan, President of Publishing Ireland, commented: Publishing Ireland is delighted to once again collaborate with Bookselling Ireland to bring Irish publishers, authors and readers together for her week of exciting events. Irish readers have a unique love of books that is deep and broad, and Irish publishers very well reflect that demand for a wide range of high-quality work. We are delighted to work with bookstores across the country and Irish Book Week with her ambassadors to promote and enjoy reading books published in Ireland in the welcoming environment of your local bookstore. “


Joseph Namara Hollis has won this year’s £5,000 Klaus Frugge Award for the most exciting and promising newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. His book, Pierre’s New Hair (Tate Publishing), is about a bear obsessed with looking good but desperate to show the world his roller-skating talents.

Judge Emily Gravett said, “Pierre’s new hair is like fresh air. It made me laugh out loud. It was the way we were able to evoke it. We liked how every aspect of the book came together perfectly to make it quirky and fun, so it was a winner for us.”

Established in 2016, the award honors the world of picture books that founded Andersen Press in 1976 and has discovered and nurtured many of today’s most celebrated illustrators, including David McKee, Tony Ross, Satoshi Kitamura, and Ruth Brown. It was founded to honor the publisher Klaus Flugge, a very influential person. and Susan Burley. Past winners include Eva Elland, Jessica Love and Kate Milner.

Hollis describes herself as “dizzy with gratitude” and said: This book has a sentiment about letting go, enjoying the moment, and not worrying too much about how you will be perceived. It’s also a paradox. Because while I struggle to avoid caring too much about what others think, I want to make meaningful connections with my readers. Knowing that my work touched the hearts of the judges was fulfilling and strengthened my conviction – keep doing what you love most. “


is to expose everything in words welcome to dead town, Raven McKaythe “extraordinary” intermediate fantasy debut by Cork writer Avris Calcione.

Editor Mikka Haugaard says: “A stunning, lyrical tale of loss and a gripping ghost story. Ablis writes with the voice and eyes of a poet. She has created something magical. The story is boldly simple.” It oscillates between fantasy and fantasy to captivate readers young and old.”

The synopsis reads: It’s no ordinary town. A city where the living and the dead coexist. All Raven has is a tattered beige suitcase with faded black butterfly stickers and a note from his mother not to open the suitcase until the right time. “

Carcione said: I’m really looking forward to working with Mikka who publishes a wonderful and beautiful book. I am also very grateful to her agent Silvia Morteni for her encouragement and support. “


Graham Norton celebrates the launch of his new book, Forever Home, with Rick O’Shea in the Presidents Area of ​​Aviva Stadium on Saturday, October 1 at 7pm. Tickets are his €28 and include a signed copy of Graham’s new book.


Dublin City Council will build a public library in the center of Finglas Village. The new library is located on Seamus Ennis Road on the site of the former An Post sorting office, which was acquired by the Council in 2020. The new library, opened in 1980, will replace the existing services on the ground floor. Finglas Village Center. The planned opening date is next summer.

Dublin Mayor Caroline Conroy said: Libraries are important public spaces at the heart of a community. While the existing library in Finglas Village is a much-loved and well-used local resource, this new library will be a contemporary, accessible community space. We look forward to the exciting new services Library Services offers to people. finger glass.

“The project’s approach is to maintain and upcycle existing vacant buildings rather than demolish and rebuild, adopting a low-energy approach and contributing to the City of Dublin’s sustainability goals. I am happy that.”

City of Dublin Librarian Mairead Owens said: This project will fulfill that ambition and provide much-needed, free, open and universally accessible space for all. The new library should also contribute positively to the regeneration strategy of Finglas Village in a way that will help transform Finglas’ heartland by creating a strong civic center in the area. “