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A Busy First Year...

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

Below is the cover of Lee Sheridan's St George's Day. Set over a single work shift, the story is set in the author's hometown of Maynooth and is loosely based on his experiences of working in a supermarket.


The novella was launched on the 7th of August in 2022 in Sweny's Pharmacy on Lincoln Place, a location featured in chapter 5 of Joyce's Ulysses. Sheridan, who is a devout Joycean and a loyal customer of the pharmacy (now a Joyce memorabilia store) was told by the its owner, PJ Murphy, to launch his book there (quite fitting, especially when you take into consideration that Joyce's novel is also set over a single day).

"Many of my friends and colleagues call me Sideways on account of my rarely being upright in posture. I might have only turned twenty-two a few months ago, but I am already looking forward to my retirement." - opening paragraph of St George's Day.

Robert Egan, a lecturer of Moral Philosophy at St Patrick's College Maynooth, said that the novella was "clever, funny and profound, with each of these qualities displayed on almost every page."


The novella is available in paperback and eBook through Amazon (See 'Shop' section for direct link).



What else has been going on?


Luain Press has also been promoting the works of other up-and-coming writers. Here is a list of writers that we've helped to promote this year:


Patrick Mitchell - The Time Of Now

Luíseach Alexander - Donegal Wake

Niall Gallen - Tombstone In The Shade (Winning poem of Luain Press' Summer Competition) and A Dying Shepherd

Ryan Duggins - Get Me To London and Off To The Bookies

Méabh McMahon - Sleep With Me

Fiann Ó Nualláin - Selected Articles From Gobsmacht and Further Selections From Gobsmacht

Leona Gilligan - One For The Boys and Flowers

Christina Hennemann - Party Politics (Winning poem of Luain Press' Winter Competition)


Be sure to check out our YouTube channel to hear their poems being read out! (See social links on our website)


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