Author Archive: Ruth Concannon

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This Thursday on Cúirt!
By April 11, 2019 Read More →

This Thursday on Cúirt!

At the Town Hall Theatre, 8pm. Cúirt International Festival of Literature and Music for Galway have co-curated this unique event featuring Min Kym, author and violinist in conversation with Toner Quinn. Korean-born, London-raised violinist Min Kym talks about growing up as a child prodigy, shares insights into the world of a budding soloist and the special [...]

Posted in: Events
It’s Cúirt week!
By April 10, 2019 Read More →

It’s Cúirt week!

Here’s some nice shots of our beautiful display for the festival!

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Foreign News – Aifric Mac Aodha
By April 9, 2019 Read More →

Foreign News – Aifric Mac Aodha

Cóipeanna de “Foreign News” le fáil san siopa! The Book Chuireas mo long trí thine, ar chéadteacht dom i dtír: leor liom an seomra ar cíos; ní hacmhainn dom dul siar The award to Aifric Mac Aodha of the 2017 Oireachtas Prize for Poetry confirmed her position in the vanguard of younger Irish women poets. From [...]

Posted in: Leabhair Ghaeilge
Cúirt Festival ‏Day 2 Highlights!
By April 9, 2019 Read More →

Cúirt Festival ‏Day 2 Highlights!

Day 2 of Cúirt 2019 is here and we are happy to bring you some of the highlights! As part of the “literature of witness” focus this year, Cúirt presents English PEN awards-winner, Luljeta Lleshanaku and Galway-based Albanian poet, Ndrek Gjini. The Calling Cards anthology of younger poets writing in Irish, whit translations into English, introduced [...]

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In/Half –  Jasmin B. Frelih
By April 9, 2019 Read More →

In/Half – Jasmin B. Frelih

We have copies of “In/Half”, by Jasmin Frelih, in the shop at the moment! The Book It is twenty-five years into the future, and a glitch in the global communications network is ripping a previously united world apart at the seams. The millennials find themselves hardest hit – among them childhood friends Evan, an addict [...]

Posted in: Books, New Books
River – Esther Kinsky
By April 9, 2019 Read More →

River – Esther Kinsky

We have copies of “River” in the shop at the moment! The Book A woman moves to a London suburb, near the River Lea, without knowing quite why or how long for. She goes on long, solitary, walks during which she observes and describes her surroundings, an ode to nature and abandoned places that is [...]

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Bungalow Bliss Bias – Jack Fitzsimons
By April 9, 2019 Read More →

Bungalow Bliss Bias – Jack Fitzsimons

New in stock is “Bungalow Bliss Bias”, by Jack Fitzsimons. The Book In the latter half of the 20th century, people in Ireland sought, and were encouraged to seek, a better standard of living. This involved, above all, improved housing conditions. But in rural areas there was very limited assistance for the large numbers who [...]

Posted in: Local Interest
Her Kind – Niamh Boyce
By April 9, 2019 Read More →

Her Kind – Niamh Boyce

We have copies of Niamh Boyce’s new book in the shop at the moment! The Book 1324, Kilkennie A woman seeks refuge for herself and her daughter in the household of a childhood friend. The friend, Alice Kytler, gives her former companion a new name, Petronelle, a job as a servant, and warns her to hide [...]

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The Other Paris – Luc Sante
By April 9, 2019 Read More →

The Other Paris – Luc Sante

We have copies of  Luc Sante’s “The Other Paris ” in the shop at the moment! The Book Paris, the City of Light, the city of fine dining and seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow: the city of the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric, the willfully [...]

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Beyond the Centre: Writers in Their Own Words
By April 9, 2019 Read More →

Beyond the Centre: Writers in Their Own Words

New in on bargain books is Beyond the Centre: Writers in Their Own Words, edited by Declan Meade. The Book Offering the reader insight into the life or viewpoint of contemporary writers, this celebratory anthology of twenty-five personal essays by Ireland’s most established writers celebrates the anniversary of the Irish Writers Centre. Themes such as [...]

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