Beyond the Centre

Beyond the Centre

Beyond the Centre

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Irish Writers Centre, Beyond the Centre: Writers in their own Words is a landmark anthology of essays by some of Ireland's foremost contemporary writers, specially commissioned and edited by Declan Meade, publisher of The Stinging Fly

We're delighted to announce that our anthology is available to order now from New Island Books or can be found in all good local bookstores.

By turns provocative, poignant, and practical, these candid accounts touch on various themes such as the craft of writing, the Irish literary scene through the decades, the struggle to make a living and other snapshots of the writing experience. And controversy is never far from the surface - social class, diversity, gender, exclusion, nationalism, eremitism and ego all make spiky, colourful appearances. 

With essays by:

Kevin Barry, Pat Boran, Evelyn Conlon, Sarah Clancy, Dominique Cleary, Martina Devlin, Rob Doyle, Anne Enright, Mia Gallagher, Jack Harte, Anne Haverty, Lia Mills, Catherine Phil MacCarthy, Thomas McCarthy, Lisa McInerney, Belinda McKeon, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Joseph O'Connor, Mary O'Donnell, Mary O'Malley, Sean O'Reilly, Ian Sansom, Peter Sirr, Gerard Smyth and Alan Titley.

Beyond the Centre: Writers in their own words