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New Island publishes some of the best fiction written in Ireland. From literary fiction and short stories, to chilling crime, you’ll always find a book to transport you.

New Planet Cabaret

New Planet Cabaret


Edited by Dave Lordan

“I believe in the value and vitality of every piece of writing in this book. I hope you enjoy the whole array of it. I hope it inspires you, as the New Planet Cabaret always intends, to be excellently different yourself.” - Dave Lordan, Editor

C-format, paperback | 192pp | ISBN 9781848402966 | Release Date 01 November 2013

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In December 2012, New Island and RTÉ Radio One's Arena launched the first on-air creative writing course. The course took place on the first week of each month until June 2013. Writer and creative writing teacher Dave Lordan led the course, each month offering a new writing prompt to listeners who would submit material based using that prompt as inspiration. This book contains the best of those submissions. To accompany them, Arena specially commissioned pieces by a host of emerging Irish writing talent producing a completely novel and enjoyable anthology that presents the best of up-and-coming Irish writing talent.


This collection shows there are a lot of talented people out there well capable of giving striking expression to moments of truth and clarity.
— Sunday Business Post