New Writing from Ireland is annual catalogue published by Ireland Literature Exchange that offers a selection of the finest Irish writing published each year.
To complement Ireland's cultural presence at Shanghai Expo 2010, ILE commissioned Irish author, Clare Kilroy, to write an essay about the Irish literary tradition and the wealth of literature produced by Irish writers today. Clare takes a poster, well-known to Irish school-children, with the faces of Joyce, Yeats, Wilde, Shaw and Beckett, as her starting point and throughout the course of the essay wonders which of today's esteemed Irish writers (e.g., Barry, Keegan, Enright, Tóibín, Murphy etc) might appear on a classic poster of the future.
Pocket-sized and double-ended, it is a valuable introduction to contemporary Irish literature. It is presented here in English and Chinese.
Literary Treasures from Ireland
In September 2009, ILE produced its first catalogue for the Chinese market. Published in both English and simplified Chinese, Literary Tresaures from Ireland presents biographical and bibliographical information on twelve of Ireland'
s most fêted contemporary writers, from John McGahern and William Trevor to Sebastian Barry and Claire Keegan. This list will be augmented over time to include more of Ireland's great established writers as well as emerging and exciting new voices in Irish literature.
Roma Kid, a short story by the award-winning Irish writer Kevin Barry, was granted exclusively to Ireland Literature Exchange to mark our key role in the promotion of Irish literature abroad.
The story is exclusively published here (originally in the week of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012).
We hope that visitors to our site will enjoy the story.