This time last year, Dan Mallory was the toast of the publishing world. Known to readers by his pseudonym AJ Finn, the American author had just releas(...)

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 (...)

Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen. Photograph: Rob O’ Connor

It might be a ‘slush pile’ but reading through thousands of unsolicited manuscripts is actually “like panning for gold,” says Sarah Davis-Goff wh(...)

Einstein a go-go: Bernadette Kiely’s exhibition “I never think of the future, it comes soon enough” is at Greyfriars Gallery as part of Imagine Arts Festival

This year, Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival, which runs until October 29th, has extended its programme to include the Waterford Writers Weekend, as w(...)

Mike McCormack: “a book which always seemed to me to be about the various shades of masculinity – son, brother, husband, father, engineer – found its most receptive and courageous readers amongst women”. Photograph: Sarah Davis-Goff

I have no memories of writing Solar Bones. Yes, there is a bale of handwritten notes in the corner of my study and a heap of word documents on the co(...)

Lisa Coen, left, and Sarah Davis-Goff, founders of Tramp Press: people are interested in what we’re doing because in Ireland, literature feels close, real and relevant

As co-founder and co-publisher of Tramp Press, it’s my duty to do many things I like – reading unsolicited manuscripts, finding new talent, selling(...)

Off the shelves: After a difficult decade for global publishing, Irish publishers had a relatively good year in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘Sooner or later the best-selling writers of the 1960s and 1970s would either die or go senile, making room for newcomers like me.” Stephen King recal(...)

Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Irish artists off to Edinburgh A star-studded line-up of Irish literature and theatre will feature at festivals in Edinburgh this month with the (...)

Last year the writer and illustrator Joanna Walsh created a series of hand-drawn bookmarks of some of her female literary heroes. Among them were G(...)

Contenders?: Anne Enright, Eimear McBride and Donal Ryan (top row); and Kevin Barry, Belinda McKeon and Jennifer Johnston (bottom row)

Writers’ incomes made headlines this summer. When the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, a UK organisation that gathers and distributes roy(...)

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