The debut books and authors to look out for in 2019

We asked some writers to tell us about their debuts ahead of their publication

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff: Last Ones Left Alive (Tinder Press, publication March 7th)
A girl called Orpen journeys from east to west across a post-apocalyptic Ireland in search of a future. Along the way she has to fight off a monster called the skrake (from the Irish word for ‘scream’) and to come to terms with her own past.

Introduce yourself, please. I grew up just outside Swords and now live in Dublin city centre. I was a sickly child so was on my own a lot and I read everything I could get my hands on! Eventually I realised I wanted to work in publishing. Lisa Coen and I started up Tramp Press in 2014. Thanks to the talent we have in Ireland it’s been successful and fun and we’ve published outstanding writers like Sara Baume, Mike McCormack and Emilie Pine. But I was always chipping away at some writing project in the meantime.

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