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

Name upon Name Sheena Wilkinson

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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Taking It Further: Writing Workshop with Sheena Wilkinson

Sheena Wilkinson

The lovely folk over at SCBWI Ireland have organised “Taking it Further”, a writing workshop with our award-winning writer and SCBWI member Sheena Wilkinson. They say: ‘Wherever you are with your writing project—twinkle in the eye, s****y first draft, polished masterpiece, or anything in between—you’ll be further on after this workshop. Sheena will take you Continue Reading →

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Children & the Irish Revolution Symposium

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We’re proud to announce that Little Island are teaming up with St Patrick’s College Drumcondra for a one-day symposium on Children and the Irish Revolution. This multidisciplinary symposium will explore children’s engagement with the Irish Revolution and the 1916 Rising from the perspectives of history, literature, and education, and would be of great interest to Continue Reading →

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Not Nothing – Sheena Wilkinson


It’s publication day for Sheena Wilkinson’s new novel Name upon Name. Set in Belfast in 1916, Name upon Name deals with cultural identity. Here Sheena writes about her own experiences of being caught between two separate identities while growing up in Belfast in the 1980s. This article is part of Sheena’s Name upon Name blog tour, where she has also Continue Reading →

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Amazing American Reviews for Little Island Books


We were delighted to see excellent reviews of Taking Flight and Grounded by Sheena Wilkinson and The Keeperby Darragh Martin appearing in recent American publications. Sheena Wilkinson’s books are published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside in the USA. All three books have Irish settings – Wilkinson’s books are set in Belfast and are gritty urban contemporary novels and Continue Reading →

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