On Tuesday night (7th June), a crowd gathered at The Gutter Book Shop, Temple Bar for the launch of Down These Green Streets. Among the throng were fourteen of the twenty-eight contributors to the book, a fantastically detailed collection of short stories and essays on Irish Crime Writing in the 21st century!
|Let the signing begin!|
The night began with a marathon signing as the many contributors signed the 200 special edition hardback copies (only for sale in The Gutter Book Shop in Dublin and No Alibis Book Shop in Belfast).
Eoin Colfer, who kindly agreed to launch the book, had this to say, 'I think Declan's book is an important one that puts an architecture to the shape of Irish Crime and assembles the main subjects in a line-up.' He apologised for the metaphor and joked that 'kids would love that' as as a children's writer he spends most of his time making speeches to 10 year old boys! However, we wholeheartedly agree with his statement and loved the metaphor!
|Eoin Colfer launching Down These Green Streets by|
Declan Burke (Editor.)
Declan Burke, the editor, finished by saying a few words and thanking the many people who made this book possible.
Liberties Press would like to follow suit and say a huge thank you to Declan Burke and the twenty-eight contributors for creating such a wonderful title and also to Bob and Anne at The Gutter Bookshop for hosting a fantastic launch. Finally, special thanks to Eoin Colfer for doing the honours and launching the book out into the world and the hands of avid crime readers!
|The line-up: 14 of the 28 contributors to Down These|
Down These Green Streets is available in any good bookshop and on www.LibertiesPress.com.