The Lightmakers reviewed on “Arena” RTE Radio 1

Click on the image below or on this link to hear a review by journalist Eithne Shorthall of Mary O’Donnell’s “The Lightmakers” on RTE Radio 1’s “Arena” arts programme on 27th July 2017.

Shorthall described the book as being infused with “strong feminism” and “getting a new lease of life” with its new edition. She observed that it fits in so easily with contemporary conversations that “it could have been published this year”.

 

2017-07-30T09:26:15+00:00 July 30th, 2017|

Photos from the launch of Mary O’Donnell’s “The Lightmakers”

Author Nuala O’Connor was in flying form as she introduced the special 25th Anniversary edition of “The Lightmakers” by Author and Poet Mary O’Donnell, describing it as a timely re-publication of a classic Irish novel.  The audience, which packed The Irish Writers’ Centre to the gills, was rapt as Mary then took to the podium to give a reading. Following a few words that described the work of 451 Editions from Helena Mulkerns, the crowd lined up to have books signed, or chatted in the light-filled environs of the beautiful house on Parnell Square.  Please see a selection of photos from the launch below.

  • The new edition of Mary O'Donnell's "The Light Makers" is lined up, ready for the launch, 18th July 2017!

2017-07-30T08:49:47+00:00 July 20th, 2017|

Ferdia MacAnna’s “Cartoon City”, 2018

For 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.

2017-12-11T12:21:30+00:00 July 6th, 2017|