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A Drop in the Ocean –The Little Island Blog

Welcome to the Little Island blog! Here you can read about Island events, latest news and some of our thoughts on the book business and publishing in general.
Little Island go to Catalonia and Mexico!

Little Island go to Catalonia and Mexico!

AuthorLittle Island Time

Managing rights at Little Island is an exciting and challenging role. We love to see our books travel to new places and for this reason we attend about two book...
The Táin – the podcast!

The Táin – the podcast!

AuthorLittle Island Time

Did you know that Ireland has the longest unbroken vernacular literature in Western Europe? Just think about that – what a claim! But it must be true, because that’s what...
Patricia Forde, Laureate na nÓg

Patricia Forde, Laureate na nÓg

AuthorLittle Island Time

Everyone at Little Island is totally, insanely delighted, ar sceitimíní ar fad, at the appointment of our wonderful author Patricia Forde as the seventh Laureate na nÓg (Ireland's Children's Literature...
The First Irish Publisher to Get a Book on the Yoto Carnegie Medal Shortlist!

The First Irish Publisher to Get a Book on the Yoto Carnegie Medal Shortlist!

AuthorLittle Island Time

Often when we are considering publishing a manuscript we send it out to external readers for their opinion. Sometimes we feel that we need a young person’s perspective. Sometimes we...
Hard at Play by Debbie Thomas

Hard at Play by Debbie Thomas

AuthorLittle Island Time

One of the best things about writing for children is writing with children, helping them to unlock their own creativity using words as the key. And it doesn’t have to...
Remembering Michael O’Brien

Remembering Michael O’Brien

AuthorLittle Island Time

When a beloved figure in their eighties dies, family, friends and colleagues are left with a sense of loss and sadness. But when Michael O’Brien died last month, the publishing...

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