29/11/2011 by Claire Marie Dunne · No Comments
A chairde! Is mise Claire Marie Dunne agus scríobhaim chugaibh agus carn mór leabhar os mo chomhair i láthair na huaire. Is faoi mo chúram atá sé anois an scéal a scaipeadh maidir le leabhair nua Ghaeilge atá ar an bhfód, agus mé thar a bheith sásta tabhairt faoin obair nua seo mar eagarthóir Gaeilge ar an irisleabhar Inis. Dea-scéal cinnte do lucht léite na Gaeilge, go háirithe do léitheoirí úra nua óga. Amach anseo, beidh eolas faoi na leabhair mhóra ráchairte a tháinig ó phinn údar ó…Continue Reading →
28/11/2011 by David Maybury · No Comments
Illustrator PJ Lynch spent last week working in the front window of Hodges Figgis Bookshop in Dublin painting a scene from A Christmas Carol. We caught up with him on Friday, as he was facing the home stretch, to talk about the experience of painting in the window [fishbowl?!].
When did you actually start the painting?
Monday evening. I had to adapt the drawing from the one I had done for the original Christmas Carol for the shape of this picture and so I could put a few other things in.…Continue Reading →
25/11/2011 by Tom Donegan · No Comments
Let Me See… What Will I Be? is a book of many firsts. The inaugural title from Derry-based publisher Dog Ears, it introduces us to the world of Miss Rosie Red, the creation of debut author/ illustrator Trisha Deery. It is also the first Irish picturebook to be simultaneously released in both conventional and digital editions, a ground-breaking achievement in itself. It is the latter format which will be under discussion here.
First impressions are good, the opening menu screen offering…Continue Reading →
21/11/2011 by Tom Donegan · No Comments
'Promoting literacy with e-readers and technology' at the SLARI Conference, Saturday 19 November 2011
What a difference two years makes!
Way back in the digital dark-ages (well November 2009) CBI hosted a seminar titled Digital Developments where the assembled panel painted a vision of the challenges and possibilities coming down the fiber-optic tracks, which still somehow seemed a long way off. Maybe it was fear of change, perhaps naiveté, but if you had told those in attendance…
21/11/2011 by Patricia Kennon · No Comments
Throughout November every Sunday, you can hear an hour of music on BBC Radio 6, curated by an author in Paperback Writers. Today it was the turn of Oliver Jeffers, the award-winning artist, illustrator, and author of children's picture books including Lost and Found, The Incredible Book Eating Boy and Stuck. Oliver chose the music that has marked significant milestones in his life, so you can sit back and travel with him as a young boy in Northern Ireland, around Australia and to New York, where he now lives. Check out the podcast here.