We’ve had a busy month at Red Books with the launch of four new fantastic Wexford books, all launched safely in St Peter’s Square.
Dean Bolger launched his eagerly awaited book of poetry, “Collection of the Night Poems”, on the 7th of August outside Red Books. Bolger has been described as one of Wexford’s next big names, a true honour in a county where you can’t throw a stone without hitting a poet. This collection is the first in the new Red Series of chapbooks by Red Books Press.
RN Cogley, a young Wexford fantasy author, launched his two fantasy novels written in lockdown on the same day. "The Elemental Witches" and "The Elemental Witches: Croi Draiochta" are proving to be big hits with fans of YA and modern fantasy.
Richard Williams second novel “The Embarrassing Superpowers Club: The Gifting” was launched twice. The first event took place during the Ennistymon Book Festival at the end of August with a second launch taking place in Red Books on the 4th of September.
Ruby O' Connor, one of the most prolific writers in Ireland at the moment, concluded her Sophie Hollander series of books with the release of “Lachrymose” in Harpurs 11 on the 30th of August. She also unveiled exciting new plans for an upcoming graphic novel based on her characters.
Last, but certainly not least, Alan Dobbs launched his first poetry collection, “Top Garden Afterlife” at Red Books yesterday. The talented Enniscorthy musician found himself veering towards poetry and spoken word pieces during the lockdowns. “Top Garden Afterlife” is the second volume in the Red Series.
This is only the beginning of the second generation of Red Books Press. In the run up to Christmas we plan to bring out Issue 2 of Wexford Women Writing Undercover, Issue 3 of the Wexford Bohemian, our lockdown children’s writing anthology, “Bronagh” by Aoife Rose O' Brien, “Writings from the Mans Shed" by Chris Black and two more volumes of the Red Series.