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451 Editions to publish “WexFour” electronic edition

WexFour-eBook-COVER-final-THUMB451 Editions will publish the eEdition of “WexFour” – the collection of plays edited by Ben Barnes brought out to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Wexford Arts Centre.

This acclaimed quartet of Wexford authors needs no introduction, being four of the most respected writers in Ireland today.  Their contribution of a one-act play each, dedicated to the commemoration of the Wexford Arts Centre’s 40th Anniversary, is outstanding as a creative concept and delivers a unique publication.

Editor Ben Barnes describes the collection as, “short works illuminated by skilful writing’ where ‘all traverse the familiar territory of loneliness and loss; of spirited humour in the face of diversity; of a battered but still resilient hope for, and belief in, a better future.”

The original paperback is available from Carysfort Press, and the electronic edition will be out from from 451 Editions on all Amazon websites and eBook outlets internationally in early June 2016.

2017-07-30T07:57:47+00:00 May 5th, 2016|

Memory and Desire by Val Mulkerns out 12 May

Mem-new-Cover-Web-smallA special selection of short stories from noted figure of Irish letters and Aosdána member, Val Mulkerns, will be launched on 12 May next.  The stories, edited chronologically, start in 1916 with a tale based on the author’s own father, imprisoned following his participation in the battle of the Four Courts.

Other stories take us through hard times in Dublin of the nineteen-thirties and forties and into the changing Ireland of the sixties and seventies. The final, title story, ‘Memory and Desire’, is a quintessential eighties tale that author Colm Tóibín has described as: “one of the finest short stories that has been published in Ireland for many years”. 

In more critical acclaim, Sebastian Barry describes her as “a masterly writer in the tradition of Seán Ó Faoláin” and writer Benedict Kiely noted, “her style is hard and perfect, and she has given us a considerable achievement to reckon with.”

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2017-07-30T07:57:47+00:00 April 25th, 2016|