Literature Ireland

Books & Writers

To support its promotion of Irish books and writers around the world, Literature Ireland produces a range of print and online materials. These are circulated both online and at book fairs and at other key international literature and translation events.

Talking Translations is a new podcast which brings together an Irish writer and a translator for each episode, sharing stories from one language to another.

The annual New Writing from Ireland catalogue presents a snapshot of contemporary Irish writing, together with details of the publisher and relevant rightsholders.

Our online Translation Directory provides a comprehensive and exclusive listing of the books that Literature Ireland has supported in translation since 1995.

We have produced three series of author portraits which provide a cross-section of images of contemporary Irish authors with beautiful black and white photographs by the acclaimed photographers Richard Gilligan and John Minihan.

Other publications includes occasional essays commissioned to support special initiatives in key territories, including an essay on contemporary Irish literature by Claire Kilroy and an introduction to Irish children’s writing by Siobhán Parkinson.

Talking Translations Podcast

Talking Translations is a podcast series which brings Irish writers and translators together to share their stories and voices. Each episode features an Irish...

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New Writing

New Writing from Ireland is an annual catalogue published by Literature Ireland that offers a selection of the finest Irish writing published each year. PDFs...

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Writer Portraits

Literature Ireland has produced three series of author portraits. The third series, shot by Samuel Beckett’s acclaimed photographer, John Minihan, was launched...

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Translation Directory

This directory contains all the translations supported by Literature Ireland through its translation grant programme since 1995. Only authors and works...

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Other Publications

The Irish Literary Tradition & the Contemporary Irish Novel To complement Ireland's cultural presence at Shanghai Expo 2010, Literature Ireland commissioned...

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Irish Arts Center Book Day 2021

Irish Arts Center New York & Talking Translations by Literature Ireland 

Literature Ireland is excited to be involved in the Irish Arts Center Book Day...

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