February has seen things starting to look up, with vaccines offered to much of the population, and it’s looking like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We also saw some great reviews for our titles this month…
Exiles by Dónall Mac Amhlaigh
Initially published in Irish, this book has garnered interest since its translation into English:
Galway Advertiser described Exiles as “an outstanding book by an outstanding author and beautifully translated into English. Highly recommended.”
The Irish Post also describes the “powerful documentation of the experiences of the Irish men and women who arrived in post-war Britain and created new lives here”, providing an excerpt from the book.
Between Worlds by Jeffrey Weeks
Jeffrey Weeks' upcoming title, Between Worlds: A Queer Boy From The Valleys will be released in April 2021.
Western Mail offered praise for Jeffrey Weeks’ upcoming title in their print edition. Jenny White interviewed Weeks, and described the memoir as “beautifully written, wise and insightful”.
Ward Nine by Alys Morgan
Ward Nine received some fantastic reviews this month, from Buzzmag and Nation Cymru.
Buzzmag wrote that “… there will be many further first-hand accounts of coronavirus to come, but this one is a powerful read which provides hope for the future.”
Ward Nine also received praise from Nation Cymru for its “frank account of surviving covid in a North Wales hospital”
Hello Friend We Missed You by Richard Owain Roberts
Hello Friend We Missed You received the Not the Booker prize in 2020, and has been sparking lots of conversation since.
The book struck a chord with another critic this month, as Live Journal features a review describing it as a “novel for our times”.
Death Drives an Audi by Kristin Bang Foss
Death Drives an Audi has been translated into English for the first time this year, and the book received accolades upon its initial release.
A review in The Digital Fix gave this award-winning book praise, stating that it’s “a Nordic sense of humour and absurdity that makes this just a wonderful read.”