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About Us

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Little Island began life as an imprint of the literary publishing house New Island Books, but we have been a fully independent company since the end of 2010. Though our relationship with New Island continues to be cordial, there is no longer any connection whatsoever between the two companies.

Little Island publishes eight to ten quality books for children and teenagers every year, mostly by emerging Irish authors (though of course some of our authors have emerged by this stage). We are also committed to publishing books in translation and so far we have brought out English editions of books originally published in Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, German, Irish and Swedish. We publish mostly for children over the age of 7, some of which are illustrated. We do not publish picturebooks.

Little Island is a limited company with a voluntary board of four members and a small number of shareholders. Our publishing programme is generously supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.


The Little Island team   

Publisher and commissioning editor: Siobhán Parkinson

 Publishing manager: Gráinne Clear 

Sales agent: Conor Hackett

Little Island books are sold in the UK in partnership with Walker Books and distributed by TBS (UK)