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Down Then By Derry

Benedict Kiely

“Kiely, like Flann O’Brien, is a serious writer in the most seriously funny way.” – Colum McCann

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Turnpike books publishes a series of Northern Ireland’s literature, neglected authors such as Shan Bullock, St John Ervine and Janet McNeill alongside acclaimed writers such as Benedict Kiely.

There is also a series of the selected short stories of the major English writers of the twentieth-century, beginning with the stories of A.E. Coppard, J.B. Priestley and V.S. Pritchett.

Coming Soon

The Dear Departed is the first selection of Brian Moore’s short stories to be published and these stories of emigration, Sicilian bandits and Canadian acrobats provide an unexpected side to Moore’s writing…

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‘Silvers City’ – Where did freedom lie?

I first read Silver’s City in 1989 as a teenager who had recently moved to Belfast to study and I still own that copy bought with money from my student grant. On re-reading it last year I realised that the concept of a ‘student grant’ is more …read more

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