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Launch of “The Light Makers” by Mary O’Donnell

It was perhaps appropriate that the launch of “The Light Makers” was held in a beautiful Georgian drawing room with light streaming in through the trees from the park outside.  See some photos below:

July 19th, 2017|

Ferdia MacAnna’s “Cartoon City”, 2017

old-cartoon-city-coverFor a classic urban sass novel, cult hit Cartoon City by Ferdia MacAnna is hard to beat, with its wild cast of misfits, rebels and Dublin denizens.

Anti-hero Myles seeks an out from his journo work. When he falls for the redoubtable Mia, however, he is drawn into the heart of Dublin’s underworld with some alarming – and hilarious – consequences.

Ferdia MacAnna’s career has brought him from comic writing to memoir, literary fiction and film direction.  This is his third novel, originally published by Headline in 2000, that romps through a comic tale of crime, passion and surreal humour at breakneck pace. With an eye for characterisation and a flair for Dublinese, it pogos  along like Flann O’Brien with rock’n’roll.

The second edition of Cartoon City will be an Autumn read from 451 Editions – expected to crash land on bookshop shelves, online and in electronic format in late fall 2017.

Watch this space.

July 6th, 2017|

New edition of “The Light Makers” launches in July 17

front-cover-lm-web-thumbThe 2nd edition of The Light Makers, Irish author Mary O’Donnell‘s stunning debut, will be published on 03 July 2017, and launch on 18 July at The Irish Writers’ Centre.

Originally published twenty five years ago by Poolbeg Press, the book was both a critical and commercial success, featuring on best seller lists and later named as The Sunday Tribune’s “Best Novel Of 1992.”

Aiming to make the availability of printed books a priority, 451 Editions will distribute the novel both in book shops and online – as well as in online paperback, Kindle and eBook formats.  So that whatever way you like to read, The Light Makers is there for you.

Please join Mary O’Donnell for a launch event on 18 July at The Irish Writers’ Centre in Parnell Square, Dublin.

June 21st, 2017|