Autumn is always the busiest time of a year for every publishing house. From book signings, to festivals, talks and book launches - here’s what Gill Books and our authors have in store for you!
Desmond O’Malley on The Late Late Show
Desmond O’Malley will be on The Late Late Show this Friday, October 24th ahead of publication of his political memoir, Conduct Unbecoming. This memoir, an account of over three decades spent in the Dáil cauldron, is a fitting tribute to his most enduring qualities. Direct, honest and provocative, it’s at once a compelling account of an extraordinary life and an uncompromising look at the failure of successive Irish governments to realise the promise of modern statehood. Find out more.
Gill Books at Dublin Books Festival
Gill Books are proud to be part of the Dublin Book Festival with our authors presenting their recent books: Francis Brennan, author of It’s the Little Things: Francis Brennan’s Guide to Life, and Dermot Bannon, host of RTÉ’s Room To Improve and author of Love Your Space: Secrets to a Successful Space, will be in conversation with journalist and author Dave Kenny at Dublin City Council Public Libraries Readers’ Day (Saturday, November 15th, from 10.00am – 1.00pm). Turtle Bunbury, co-presenter of RTÉ’s Genealogy Roadshow, and author of The Glorious Madness – Tales of the Irish & the Great War, tells the story of the Irish who served in World War One and how their lives were affected by the war. He will be speaking with Myles Dungan, presenter of The History Show on RTÉ Radio and author of numerous books on Irish and American history. (Sunday 16 November, from 2.00pm – 3.00pm). Read more
Gill Books Director Nicki Howard will take part in Meet The Publishers and Agents event on Sunday 16 November, from 11.30am – 1.30pm - if you’re interested in finding out how to impress publishers and agents, then join our two panels for an afternoon of expert advice about best practice when submitting your work. Read more
The Finishing School: Make Your Kitchen the heart of your home with Neven Maguire and Dermot Bannon (SOLD OUT)
The kitchen is the heart and soul of every home. It is where family and friends gather and it is the most heavily used room in the house. It must be planned well so that cooking is a pleasure rather than a stress and a homely atmosphere is created. Dermot Bannon will explain how to create a space that lends itself to social interaction, one of the most important functions of a successful kitchen space, while Neven Maguire will talk about how to prepare and plan fast, wholesome meals for every occasion, leaving you time to relax and chat with family and friends. Neven will also serve up a simple, fast dish from his latest cookbook, The Nation’s Favourite Food Fast! Find out more.
It’s The Little Things – book signing with Francis Brennan
Hospitality guru and national treasure Francis Brennan will be in Dubray Books on November 15th at 3pm signing copies of his book on etiquette, It’s The Little Things. Francis Brennan’s Guide to Life. Find out more.
New Book: The Meaning of Life 2 with Gay Byrne
Following last year’s bestselling collection of interviews from the RTÉ TV series The Meaning of Life, Gay Byrne is back with more big questions — and more interesting answers. Interviewees include Mary Robinson, Eamon Dunphy, Edna O’Brien, Ronan Keating and Colm Tóbin, to name a few. Find out more.
New book: Medium Sized Town, Fairly Big Story. The Stories that make the Headlines in Ireland’s local newspapers... And nowhere else by Ronan Casey
Medium-Sized Town, Fairly Big Story is a window on the real soul of Ireland, a snapshot of the way we were, the way we are and, hopefully, the way we’ll always be. Find out more.
New book: Dancehall Days: When Showbands Ruled the Stage by Michael O’Reilly
The Showbands phenomenon burst spectacularly onto the Irish music scene in the 1960s, and Spotlight photographer Michael O’Reilly had unique access to the biggest stars of that time. From national treasures like The Royal Showband, The Miami Showband and Phil Lynott; to heroes of the folk scene like The Wolfe Tones, The Dubliners and Johnny McEvoy; and international visitors including Sandie Shaw, Tom Jones, Diana Ross and David Bowie, this personal collection of photographs is a must-have for anyone whose hey-day was spent in the famous dancehalls of the 1960s. Find out more.
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