Press play: Ireland’s literary journals are micro-businesses that have proven to be nurturing incubators
It was the recession that gave the literary scene the push it needed, writes Luke O’Reilly
For years, publishers from outside Ireland would ask Declan Meade, the editor of The Stinging Fly: “Where are all the great new Irish writers? Why has Ireland gone so quiet?”
Not any more. Since the recession, Ireland has experienced something of a literary boom, led by internationally successful writers such as Sara Baume, Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry and Sally Rooney.
On the phone to author Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith, co-founders of the...
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