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All the latest press information from The Wild Geese Press for journalists, broadcasters and bloggers on our publications and events. Enquires should be directed to the Press via our contact page. Click in the sections below for more information on each title.
The Wild Geese Press has been delighted to receive excellent reviews for our collection 'I Wouldn't Start from Here'. The review by the celebrated London-Irish poet Martina Evans in the Irish Times is available here.
"I Wouldn’t Start From Here begins powerfully with 'The Road', an exceptionally fine essay from Ian Duhig. Erudite, hilarious and heartbreaking, it’s packed with stories, broadening into a rich history of the traditional music which accompanied the Irish migrants’ journey while they built Britain’s roads..."
"This first book from the Wild Geese Press, which is dedicated to publishing writers of the Irish diaspora, it contains fiction, poetry and essays. Editors Ray French, Moy McCrory and Kath McKay aim “to capture for the first time the diverse experience of a group largely rendered invisible. Accusations of inauthenticity are picked apart here in discussions which touch upon what is authentic, what is new, what evolves and what changes. The book offers a way of examining where these writers and thinkers stand in relation to a shared heritage and past, in a continuously changing present”.
Ian Duhig's elegiac essay 'The Road' which opens our collection was featured by the Irish Times and received a warm response from readers, you can read it here.
Before the launch event on 30 September Vince Burke recorded interviews with the panel and the ILS Chairman, you can listen below:
John O'Donoghue and Ian Duhig joined Sean O'Rourke on RTÉ1 to discuss the anthology on 9 October 2019, you can listen back here:
The Wild Geese Press was the brainchild of writer John O'Donoghue. Fittingly, his collection of short stories, The King from over the Water, is published together with the collection I Wouldn't Start from Here as first publications of the Press.
An interview with John on writing has recently featured in the Irish Post, he will be appearing with poet Ian Duhig on the RTÉ Radio 1 Sean O'Rourke show on 25 September.
The Irish Times featured John's story Dust to Dust from The King from over the Water on 28 August 2019, you can read it here.
John's work was the subject of two long form interviews in May 2020. The first with the poet and novelist Nessa O'Mahony as part of her Attic Sessions series can be found on the excellent Attic Sessions website and below:The second was with The Hut Near The Bog Podcast and that can be played back here.