New Island Books

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New Island Books is an independent Irish publisher of literary fiction, poetry, drama, biography, and books on politics and social affairs, founded as Raven Arts Press by Dermot Bolger in 1977.[1] Raven Arts closed in 1992 and was re-founded as New Island Books by Bolger with Edwin Higel and Fergal Stanley. New Island Books, considered "a major force in Irish publishing, originating such international bestsellers as Joseph O'Connor's The Secret World of the Irish Male and Nuala O'Faolain's stunning memoir of the life of an Irishwoman, Are you Somebody?",[2] is a member of Publishing Ireland (Clé),[3] the support organisation of Irish publishing, sharing information,expertise and resources.


Dermot Bolger, Anthony Cronin, Patrick Galvin, Roddy Doyle, Nick Hornby,Martin Malone, Cecelia Ahern, Aidan Higgins, Joseph O'Connor, Tom MacIntyre, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Maeve Binchy, Mary Kenny, Richard Downes, Stephen Price, Adi Roche, Rose Doyle, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Paul Durcan, Philip Casey, Maeve Brennan, Myles Dungan, Glenn Patterson, Brian Lynch, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Nuala O'Faolain.


  1. ^ "Dermot Bolger - Raven Arts Press Publications". Retrieved May 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Dermot Bolger Authorprofile at HarperCollins.
  3. ^ "Clé Members". Retrieved July 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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