Liberties Press are very proud to have collaborated with Solas Nua to present Here's the Story: New Irish Writing from Solas Nua, a book bursting with fresh writing from some of Ireland's most talented writers  - some emerging, some established.

The book will contain extracts from eight published novels, one soon-to-be-published novel, two short stories and a selection of poetry, all from Liberties Press.

Here's the Story is free and thousands of copies will be distributed to the public from all major Metro stops in Washington D.C. on March 17th - St. Patrick's Day and Solas Nua's annual Irish Book Day.

Solas Nua, meaning 'new light' in Irish, is a non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., who work towards promoting Irish Arts in America.

There'll be an e-book available of Here's the Story after March 17th - more on this soon. 

For now, follow Solas Nua on Facebook and Twitter to get regular updates and to catch some exclusive interviews with the authors.

Thank you to all the writers involved!

Extracts include:  

Malcolm Orange Disappears by Jan Carson 

Beatsploitation by Kevin Curran 

Sinker by Jason Johnson 

Echoland by Joe Joyce 

The Ballad of Mo & G by Billy Keane 

Eggshells by Caitriona Lally (May 2015)

Dead Dogs by Joe Murphy 

A Model Partner by Daniel Seery

Poets Are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan by Tara West

Short Stories: 

At the Mouth of the River by Barry Reddin (taken from Love on the Road 2015

Freshwater Habitat by Lane Ashfeldt (taken from SaltWater).

Poems by:

Moyra Donaldson (taken from The Goose Tree). 

Gabriel Fitzmaurice (taken from The Lonesome Road).

Michael D. Higgins (taken from New and Selected Poems).


Cover design by Karen Vaughan.