News & Events

In this section of the site we’ll post interesting news and events taking place in the book world that you might like. We’ll also add some editorial opinion pieces on various issues in publishing and the odd book review too!

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Writing competitions at Listowel Writers' Week

February 17, 2017
Listowel Writers’ Week Competitions
Writing competitions at Listowel Writers' Week 2017. Visit www.writersweek.ie/competitions for all the details....

Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2017

February 16, 2017
The Novel Fair Effect
Twelve writers are preparing for their big day this Saturday 18th February at The Irish Writers...

Liz Nugent books

December 30, 2016
Liz Nugent Makes Top List
Irish author Liz Nugent has made the Richard and Judy summer 2017 list with her second...

International Dublin Literary Award

November 22, 2016
International Dublin Literary Award
The longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award has been announced and seven Irish authors have...

Richard and Judy bookclub

September 3, 2015
Richard & Judy Autumn Titles
The autumn titles selected by the Richard & Judy Bookclub have been announced....

The Great Swim by Gavin Mortimer

September 2, 2015
We are reading… The Great Swim
The dramatic story of the four courageous female swimmers who captivated the world in the summer...

Elvis Presley

August 10, 2015
Elvis’s Private Nurse to Publish Book
There's obviously no moratorium on releasing memoirs about a celebrity, regardless of how long they are...

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

August 10, 2015
We Are Reading… Cop Town
We are reading... Cop Town by Karin Slaughter. Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal killing and a...

J.K.Rowling, author of Harry Potter

July 31, 2015
Happy Birthday JK!
Happy Birthday to Joanne Rowling, internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Potter series of books. ...

We have rebranded

January 7, 2014
We have rebranded!
We have rebranded. Walsh Communications is now the The Literary Professionals. ...

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