Two Little Island books shortlisted for the Irish Times Book of the Year

We’re delighted to say that two of our brilliant books this year have been shortlisted for the Irish Times (Ticket) Book of the Year Awards. Hopscotch in the Sky, a collection of poetry for children by Lucinda Jacob and illustrated by Lauren O’Neill, has been shortlisted in the children’s book section. Tangleweed and Brine, a Continue Reading →

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Vote for us in the Irish Book Awards!

Little Island has been shortlisted FOUR times (hurray!) in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards: A Dangerous Crossing by Jane Mitchell shortlisted in the children’s (senior) category Star by Star by Sheena Wilkinson shortlisted in the children’s (senior) category Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan shortlisted in the YA category Tangleweed and Brine by Continue Reading →

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Tangleweed and Brine – ‘a truly breath-taking collection, a rich intertextual feast that blends the old and the new’

This piece was written by Ciara Ní Bhroin, lecturer in English Literature and Children’s Literature Studies in Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. She launched the book for Little Island on the 8th September, and her speech was so superb that we just had to have it in writing. Endless thanks to Ciara Ní Bhroin for writing it, Continue Reading →

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Sheena Wilkinson shortlisted for the Gladstone’s Library 2018 Writers in Residence Shortlist

Gladstone’s Library has today revealed the names of the 13 writers shortlisted for its prestigious Writers in Residence award for 2018, and we’re delighted to see that our own Sheena Wilkinson has made the list based on her 2015 novel, Name upon Name. Now into its seventh year, Gladstone’s Library’s successful Writers in Residence programme Continue Reading →

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Deirdre Sullivan and Paul Gamble Win CBI Awards!

We couldn’t be more delighted with our two fabulous authors – Deirdre Sullivan and Paul Gamble – for winning an award each at yesterday’s Children’s Books Ireland Awards. Deirdre Sullivan, author of Needlework, took home the Honour Award for Fiction. The judges said that ‘Needlework by Deirdre Sullivan is a poetic and eloquent exploration of Continue Reading →

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