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Book Launch: The New Frontier A landmark anthology from some of Ireland’s greatest contemporary writers, marking the centenary of partition

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New Island Books cordially invite you to join us for the launch of

The New Frontier: Reflections from the Irish Border

Edited by James Conor Patterson

Thursday 28th October, 6.30pm | The Verbal Arts Centre Derry

Guest speaker Professor Colin Harvey with readings from anthology contributors Emily Cooper and Dean Fee

The New Frontier is a landmark publication of writing from the Irish Border, composed of non-fiction, fiction and poetry – it is a chorus of voices from some of the island’s greatest writers, that conveys in its multiplicity the true meaning of our border. At a time when the division of our shared island has once again become an international concern, the Border now a threshold between Europe and the United Kingdom, The New Frontier seeks to explore the meaning of this partition in the 21st century for those people that inhabit that divide.

This collection of writing ultimately poses the question: What does it mean to be Irish, Northern Irish, or British in the modern age, and what does it mean to live on a threshold between a kingdom and a republic?

The New Frontier will undoubtedly become a key cultural and literary touchstone. This anthology considers the border, and our historical divisions, through literature, by inviting writers from border areas to respond imaginatively and instinctively. By writing the land, writing the body, writing the lived experiences of this complex and misunderstood part of Ireland, The New Frontier looks to reclaim the border region from decades of misinterpretation and misunderstanding.

Featuring writing from:

Darran Anderson, Maureen Boyle, Colette Bryce, Garrett Carr, Luke Cassidy, Emily Cooper, Jill Crawford, Dean Fee, Michelle Gallen, Peter Hollywood, Michael Hughes, John Kelly, Marcel Krueger, Orla McAlinden, Bronagh McAtasney, Mícheál McCann, Jess McKinney, Maria McManus, Pat McCabe, Annemarie ní Chuirrean, Kerri ní Dochartaigh, Conor O’Callaghan, Abby Oliveira, Séamas O’Reilly, Lias Saoudi, Eoghan Walls, Nidhi Zak/AriaEipe.

JAMES CONOR PATTERSON is a poet and essayist from Newry, Co. Down. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Irish Times, New Statesman, Poetry Review and The Stinging Fly, among others. In 2019, he received an Eric Gregory Award, and was shortlisted for the White Review Poet’s Prize in 2021.

Gratefully supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Funding

Due to Covid and capacity limits, registration for this event is essential. If for any reason you are unable to attend please cancel your booking to free it up for another guest.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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