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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.

2017-07-30T07:57:47+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Val Mulkerns Memoir for Summer 2017

front-cover-webA memoir by renowned Irish author Val Mulkerns will become a 451 Editions summer read for 2017.

Entitled Friends With the Enemy, the book covers the author’s early years growing up in an artistic family and leaving Ireland after the war to work as a teacher in England.  During the fifties, after moving back to Ireland, she began to write, and became an associate editor and theatre critic of The Bell, a famed Irish literary review founded by Sean O’Faolain.

From her debut novel A Time Outworn to her most recent book Memory and Desire, this is the author’s eleventh book, and covers many interesting aspects of life and literary times in Ireland over the course of over fifty years as a writer in Ireland.

2017-07-30T07:57:47+00:00 November 10th, 2016|

“After Kafra” new publication date

01-after-kafra-bordAfter Kafra, Martin Malone’s hard-hitting novel about a soldier’s return to civilian life in Ireland is to be published now in 2018, in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of the Irish Defense Forces’ first posting in the Middle East.

The theme and substance of this, Malone’s second novel, remains fresh for Irish readers, since Irish forces are needed and serve more than ever today in peacekeeping missions across the world.

The novel is also important in that it constitutes an Irish contribution to the growing genre of “post conflict literature”.

It deals with post-traumatic stress syndrome, the difficulties for an individual who has experienced war to settle back to a “normal” life and how the lives of anyone who has lived in a combat zone are affected forever by the experience.

Tough, heart breaking and a great read to boot, we look forward to the second edition of After Kafra in 2018.

2017-07-30T07:57:47+00:00 September 6th, 2016|