Tuesday, 21 July 2009
READING & NUDE
I'm reading this Saturday the 25th July at Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, County Roscommon. I will do a bilingual poetry reading as the emphasis on Saturday at the fest is all things Irish.
Venue: Presbyterian Church, Boyle
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My new short fiction collection Nude arrived yesterday from Salt. Wow. It's surreal: after three years of writing, one year of submitting, six months of tightening and proofing etc, to finally have the finished book in my paw. I'm proud of it. Am I allowed a little pride?! Pride is a very un-Irish (lapsed) Catholic thing. Not allowed. (Or maybe it's very Irish lapsed Catholic?!)
Anyway, although publication date is September the 1st, it appears to be already available to buy from Salt's site here for the bargain price of Stg £7.19. Sure who'd be without it?
Now I have to get cracking on the promotional side of things. I have 2 launches organised, 1 launch in the process of being organised, 1 workshop & 6 readings coming up. I am determinded that this book will sell, sell, sell and that Salt will therefore keep me in their stable of writers. Here's hoping!