A selection of the forthcoming titles we're looking forward to reading. Whether your tastes run to crime fiction, cookbooks, current affairs, or children's books - here are some forthcoming highlights.
A fluid hybrid of essay and autofiction to explore the ways in which a life can be changed in response to the discovery of another's - in this case, Eibhli n Dubh Ni Chonaill's Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoghaire, famously referred to by Peter Levi as `the greatest poem written in either Ireland or Britain during the eighteenth century.'
Some stories are universal. They play out across human history, and time is the river that flows through them. This story starts with a family. It must play out as foretold. From the award-winning author of The Heart's invisible Furies comes A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom, an epic tale of humanity.
Call it a daily meditation on the world around us for nature-lovers and nature newbies alike, An Irish Nature Year gleefully explores the small mysteries of the seasons as they unfold - Who's cutting perfect circles in your roses? Which birds wear feathery trousers? And what, exactly, is an amethyst deceiver?
Pre-order today and receive an exclusive tote bag. Below a Big Blue Sky will make you laugh, cry and shout with joy for the colourful, unruly Hayes family as they battle with the loss of their beloved Rabbit, the daughter, mother, sister and friend, who in her own crazy way taught each of them how to live, and goes on showing them how to love from beyond the grave.
'Rugby!' the late, great Father Fehily once said. 'Has anyone ever come up with a better idea?' The latest, and greatest Ross novel celebrates a town we love so well - Pre-order your copy today! Due out 3rd September 2020.
A gripping, sometimes darkly hilarious and often enraging piece of reporting by the award-winning journalists who finally pulled back the curtain on the FAI's mismanagement. Pre-order your copy now. Due 17th September 2020.
‘Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it provides comfort, inspiration, meaning and beauty, as well as sustenance and structure. More than just a mantra, “cook, eat, repeat” is the story of my life.’
The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist and poet By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. Due 10th November 2020.
From the twice Booker Prize winner and internationally bestselling Hilary Mantel, a collection of writing – essays, book reviews, memoir – from over thirty years contributing to the London Review of Books