m.emoire by Augustus Young

m.emoire by Augustus Young

€15 in Ireland £15 sterling in the UK. Inclusive of postage. At a matinee of Durrenmatt’s The Visit starring Lauren Bacalll, a little girl came up to you during the interval, and asked, ‘Are you famous?’ You said, ‘No’. The little girl promptly pressed her autograph book in your hands. She had already written in…

The Woman Not the Name

The Woman Not the Name

The Woman Not The Name tells the story of Will Ferris, a songwriter and amateur boxer from Cork. He’s only twenty-one, but he has a secret past for which he has already paid a heavy price. In late 2004 Will starts a weekly gig in a Dublin pub and has a brief fling with a…

Pity for the Wicked

Pity for the Wicked

“Brian Lynch’s extraordinary testament is like a shattering alarm in the middle of the night.” – Gerald Dawe, The Irish Timesclick to read review by Gerald Dawe “Brian Lynch does Irish society a service by tearing the mask from murder and terror, by dispelling the fog of romanticised amnesia in which horror is embalmed as…

The Nicotine Cat and Other People

The Nicotine Cat and Other People

Memories aren’t true. But you can be true to them. The Nicotine Cat and Other People is a scrupulously truthful and wildly imaginative memoir by one of Ireland’s most singular poets and comic writers. Augustus Young darts through memories of his childhood in Cork, his working life in London and the life he now leads…

20/16 Vision, by Hugh Maxton

20/16 Vision, by Hugh Maxton

20/16 Vision Hugh Maxton The Duras Press, 2009 Format: Hardback ISBN 1905487301 A novel to exercise the Head John Kenny Twenty 16 Vision By Hugh Maxton Duras 287pp, €12.99 This was a difficult one. But what exactly might we mean, asks George Steiner in his 1978 essay On Difficulty, when we say a work of…

The Duras Press

The Duras Press