Kennys Bookshop in Galway recently had a visit from local author Patricia Forde with three classes of children from local schools. The owner Des Kenny had this to say: ‘Within the last month another major player has entered the frame, Patricia Forde from Market Street, with The Wordsmith, published by the wonderful Little Island. Already Continue Reading →
Our wonderful Patricia Forde, author of The Wordsmith, appeared on the Keith Finnegan show with Des Kenny of Kennys Bookshop last Friday, the 5th June. In his introduction, Des tells us that ‘from the moment you pick it up, you do not leave it down’ and that Patricia ‘writes with wonderful energy, she writes passionately, Continue Reading →
Last week we at Little Island celebrated our fifth birthday in style – with a party at the National Library of Ireland and the launch of The Wordsmith, our 50th book. The National Library was the perfect setting for this bookish party, and it was fantastic to see so many friends and supporters of Little Continue Reading →
Dr Amanda Piesse, lecturer in English Literature and Children’s Literature in Trinity College Dublin, has written a wonderful essay about The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde for Little Island. Patricia Forde’s The Wordsmith conjures a post-apocalyptic society, Ark, where natural resources are in short supply and carefully measured out. There, language too is being forcibly rationed; Continue Reading →
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Our super author Patricia Forde just published a piece on www.writing.ie, a fantastic Irish writing and publishing website, all about how she started out writing for children and her the amazing journey she’s had in the arts and literary world so far. She reveals inspiration behind the book and gives a little shoutout to us Continue Reading →