451 Editions provides a forum for writers to publish new editions of their work, or to publish select new work, availing of both traditional and digital methods. In this way, the books may always be available to the broadest readership possible.
The name originates with one of the greatest books about books: Fahrenheit 451, and takes inspiration from Ray Bradbury’s seminal characters seeking to safeguard the printed volume and keep books alive, whatever their format.
We launched our first title in May, 2016 with Memory and Desire by Val Mulkerns, followed by WexFour, with Colm Tóibín, John Banville, Billy Roche and Eoin Colfer. In 2017, we published a 25th anniversary edition of Mary O’Donnell’s The Light Makers as well as Friends with the Enemy, a memoir by Val Mulkerns. June 2018 saw the publication of the second edition of Martin Malone’s novel, After Kafra. In Autumn 2019, we proudly published a fully revised second edition of John Dillon’s debut novel The Scent of Eucalyptus, with an introduction by Ronan Sheehan. On 8 October 2020, we published Ferdia Mac Anna’s Cartoon City. Please check soon again for updates, and see our blog.