Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Catherine Dunne and Nuala Ní Chonchúir will be on Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 tonight to discuss the Italo-Irish Literature Exchange English language anthology, Lost Between (New Island). Tune in here or listen to the podcast from tomorrow.

The Irish Times featured Catherine and Federica Sgaggio's forward to Lost Between yesterday. You can read it here.

There is an Italian language anthology, a companion volume, forthcoming in November from Guanda in Italy.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015


You are cordially invited to the launch of Lost Between: Writings on Displacement on Thursday the 16th of July at 6.30pm in the Irish Writers' Centre.

A description of the anthology from the New Island website:

'Lost Between features a host of established and emerging writers from the immense literary landscapes of both Ireland and Italy. From a father and son emigrating from Famine-stricken Ireland in search of a better life, to a donor looking for meaning in a lost relationship with his son, to Belfast in the turbulent year of 1976, the stories and poems featured in this anthology touch on the sense of displacement that stems from migration, detachment and rapidly shifting social identities. The individual works stand proudly by themselves to leave a lasting impression, and when read together they emerge to form a diverse, soulful and evocative collection that will charm and inspire.'

From the Foreword by Catherine Dunne and Federica Sgaggio:

‘All writing is an act of translation – the translation of experience into words, into image and metaphor. The fifteen writers whose work forms this anthology take displacement as their theme and their writing is a rich mix of poetry and prose, their approaches as diverse as the writers themselves.’

Wednesday, 17 June 2015


We have been quiet but productive. Here is the cover for our Italo-Irish anthology, Lost Between, launching in July 2015. With thanks to New Island.