Reading The Future – Dublin celebrates 250 Years of Hodges Figgis Bookshop

I am delighted to be one of 250 writers included in the anthology Reading The Future: New Writing from Ireland. 

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Edited by Alan Hayes and published by Arlen House to mark the 250th anniversary of the Hodges Figgis Bookshop in Dublin (wow, 250 years!), the anthology was launched on Thursday 26th April complete with traditional music and fabulous wine and canapes.

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, gave a wonderful speech in which she likened the anthology to the bookshop itself and reminded us how literature not only reads the future but also provides a space and place for us to re-imagine and re-create.

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Hodges Figgis had a wonderful window display of books by some of the included authors and I was thrilled to spot my novel Happiness Comes from Nowhere.

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You can read more about the anthology and Hodges Figgis in The Irish Times here.

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New Writing and a New Year

If you were to buy one book this year, why not spend your €20 on Reading The Future edited by Alan Hayes (Arlen House) ….

Welcome, dear readers, to my new look website and blog! I am delighted to bring you more chats with writers from around the world and news of my writing from 2018 and beyond.

If you were to buy one book this year, why not spend your €20 on Reading The Future edited by Alan Hayes (Arlen House) and published to celebrate 250 years of Hodges Figgis in Ireland. Hodges Figgis is Ireland’s oldest bookshop. IMAG0038

I am delighted that an extract from my new novel set in Northern Spain in the 1930s “When The October Wind Comes” has been included in the anthology. I am one of 250 writers featured and what a wonderful publication of over 700 pages of writing….

Look out for notices of launches and readings throughout 2018.

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