Tramp Press

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Tramp Press
Founded2014
FoundersLisa Coen and Sarah Davis-Goff
Country of originIreland
Headquarters locationDublin
DistributionGill (Ireland)[1]
Global Book Sales[2]
Publication typesBooks
Fiction genresIrish fiction
Official websitewww.tramppress.com

Tramp Press is a publishing company founded in Dublin in 2014 by Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis-Goff. It is an independent publisher that specialises in Irish fiction.[3] The company is named after John Millington Synge's tramp, a reference to the bold outsider.[4]

Publishing history[edit]

Tramp Press published its inaugural title in April 2014. Flight, the debut novel of Oona Frawley, went on to be shortlisted for Best Newcomer Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.[5] The book also received positive reviews in both The Guardian and The Irish Times.[6][7]

Dubliners 100: 15 New Stories Inspired by the Original, edited by Thomas Morris, was released in June 2014 on the centenary of the publication of James Joyce's Dubliners. It comprises short fiction from established and emerging writers – including John Kelly, Mary Morrissy, Belinda McKeon and Eimear McBride – and an introduction by Morris.[8]

Dubliners 100 won the Journal.ie Best Irish-Published Book Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards while Donal Ryan's story for the collection, entitled Eveline, was shortlisted for the Writing.ie Best Short Story Award.[9][10] It also received positive reviews in The Guardian, Irish Times and The Times Literary Supplement.[8][11][12] The book was mentioned ahead of its publication in The New York Times.[13]

A Struggle for Fame by Charlotte Riddell was the first in a series called 'Recovered Voices', which aims to showcase literature that has been largely forgotten.[4][14] The Irish Independent described this rediscovered book by a prolific author as a "rare treat".[15]

In 2015, Tramp Press published Sara Baume's debut novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither. Baume won the Davy Byrnes Award and the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2015 award.[16][17] The novel was described as an exciting debut by writer Joseph O'Connor and rights were sold to UK publisher Heinemann.[18][19]

In May 2016, Tramp Press published Mike McCormack's novel Solar Bones which won the year's Goldsmiths Prize. Vertigo by Joanna Walsh was published in March 2016.[20] Orange Horses by Maeve Kelly was 2016's Recovered Voices title.[21]

Tramp Press' 2017 catalogue included The Iron Age by Arja Kajermo, A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume and The Unforeseen by Dorothy Macardle.[22][23][24] The Unforeseen was part of the Recovered Voices series.

2018 saw the publication of Emilie Pine's essay collection Notes to Self. This was Tramp's first foray into non-fiction. The book won the An Post Irish Book of the Year of 2018.[25] Tramp Press also published the novel Problems by Jade Sharma in May 2018 and A Brilliant Void: A Selection of Classic Irish Science Fiction, which was edited by Irish academic Jack Fennell.[26] A Brilliant Void was part of the Recovered Voices series.

In 2019, Tramp Press plans to publish a novel, The Red Word by Sarah Henstra, and Minor Monuments, an essay collection by Irish journalist Ian Maleney.[27]

Tramp Press books[edit]

Flight by Oona Frawley - 2014[28]

Dubliners 100: 15 New Stories Inspired by the Original edited by Thomas Morris - 2014[29]

A Struggle for Fame by Charlotte Riddell - 2014[30]

A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance edited by Belinda McKeon - 2015 [31]

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume - 2015[32]

The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle - 2015[33]

Vertigo by Joanna Walsh - 2016[34]

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack - 2016[35]

Orange Horses by Maeve Kelly - 2016[36]

The Iron Age by Arja Kajermo - 2017[37]

A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume - 2017[38]

The Unforeseen by Dorothy Macardle - 2017

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine - 2018

Problems by Jade Sharma - 2018

A Brilliant Void: A Selection of Classic Irish Science Fiction edited by Jack Fennell - 2018

The Red Word by Sarah Henstra - 2019

Minor Monuments by Ian Maleney - 2019

Publishing awards[edit]

In 2015, Tramp Press won the David Manley Award for Emerging Arts Entrepreneur and was also shortlisted for a Blacknight SME award.[39][40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Clients". Gill Distribution. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Publishers". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ Bartlett, Stacey (24 February 2014). "Irish Publisher Tramp Opens for Business". The Bookseller. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b Coen, Lisa; Davis-Goff, Sarah (19 December 2014). "Rediscovering neglected texts and muted voices". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ "The Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year". Irish Book Awards. Irish Book Awards. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  6. ^ Gilligan, Ruth (9 September 2014). "Flight by Oona Frawley – immigrant experience in boom-time Ireland". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  7. ^ Maleney, Ian (5 April 2014). "'Flight': a snapshot of Ireland a decade before its time". Irish Times. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  8. ^ a b Power, Chris (12 June 2014). "Dubliners 100: 15 New Stories Inspired by the Original – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  9. ^ "TheJournal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year". Irish Book Awards. Irish Book Awards. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Writing.ie Short Story of the Year". Irish Book Awards. Irish Book Awards. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  11. ^ Doyle, Martin (30 April 2014). "Irish authors step out of James Joyce's shadow to take on Dubliners". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  12. ^ Hopper, Keith (4 June 2014). "New Dubliners". Times Literary Supplement. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  13. ^ Williams, John (23 May 2014). "Joyce's Town". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  14. ^ Dillon, Cathy (1 December 2014). "Word for Word: everything old is newly reissued again". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  15. ^ Conroy, Deirdre (2 February 2015). "A reclaimed heroine for our time". Irish Independent. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  16. ^ Doyle, Martin (8 November 2014). "Six of the best: Davy Byrnes Stories 2014". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  17. ^ Doyle, Martin (25 March 2015). "Sara Baume named Hennessy New Irish Writer 2015". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  18. ^ O'Connor, Joseph (7 February 2015). "Spill Simmer Falter Wither, by Sara Baume: Greatness already evident". The Irish Times. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  19. ^ Shaffi, Sarah (7 April 2015). "William Heinemann signs two by Baume". The Bookseller. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  20. ^ Hazelton, Claire Kohda (4 March 2016). "Vertigo by Joanna Walsh review – a woman in fragmentsVertigo by Joanna Walsh review – the tale of a disparate woman". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Rediscovering Maeve Kelly's brave, beautiful voice". Independent.ie. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  22. ^ Gilmartin, Sarah. "The Iron Age review: steely portrait of postwar Finland". The Irish Times. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  23. ^ Feigel, Lara (10 February 2017). "A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume review – the art of falling apart". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Unforeseen treasure by a forgotten Irish voice". Independent.ie. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  25. ^ Tuesday; January 29; Pm, 2019-12:43 (29 January 2019). "Notes to Self by Emilie Pine named An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018". www.irishexaminer.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  26. ^ "Exploring Ireland's forgotten tradition of science-fiction writing". Independent.ie. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  27. ^ "New from Tramp in Spring 2019!". Tramp Press. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  28. ^ Oona,, Frawley,. Flight. Dublin. ISBN 9780992817039. OCLC 875630122.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  29. ^ Dubliners 100 : fifteen new stories inspired by the original. Morris, Thomas (Short story writer), Joyce, James, 1882-1941. Dublin. ISBN 9780992817015. OCLC 878860606.CS1 maint: others (link)
  30. ^ 1832-1906,, Riddell, J. H., Mrs.,. A struggle for fame. Dublin. ISBN 9780992817046. OCLC 896851976.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  31. ^ A kind of compass : stories on distance. McKeon, Belinda, 1979-. Dublin. ISBN 0992817056. OCLC 931501644.CS1 maint: others (link)
  32. ^ Sara,, Baume,. Spill, simmer, falter, wither. [Dublin]. ISBN 9780992817060. OCLC 905485835.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  33. ^ 1889-1958., Macardle, Dorothy, (1942). The uninvited. New York,: Literary Guild of America. ISBN 9780992817077. OCLC 288691.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  34. ^ Joanna,, Walsh,. Vertigo. High Wycombe, England. ISBN 1908276800. OCLC 926822265.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  35. ^ 1965-, McCormack, Mike,. Solar bones. [Dublin]. ISBN 9780992817091. OCLC 950962901.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  36. ^ 1930-, Kelly, Maeve,. Orange horses. Workman, Simon,. [Dublin, Ireland]. ISBN 9780993459269. OCLC 985259036.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  37. ^ Arja,, Kajermo,. The iron age. Kajermo Törner, Susanna,. [Ireland]. ISBN 9780993459238. OCLC 974019067.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  38. ^ Sara, Baume. A Line Made by Walking (First US ed.). Boston. ISBN 9780544716957. OCLC 953709514.
  39. ^ "2015 David Manley Awards Winner". davidmanleyawards.ie. David Manley Awards. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  40. ^ "2015 Blacknight SME Awards". smeawards.ie. Blacknight Solutions. Retrieved 10 May 2015.

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