Bookshelf stacker-turned-author Vivienne Kearns (left) with publisher Paula Campbell of Poolbeg Press
Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
The launch of The Emerald Dress by Vivienne Kearns – Set in modern day Dublin and the city in Swift’s time mixing “fashion, mystery, feminism and romance”.
Peter O’Connell writes:
It was a particularly fitting venue for Kearns, who told the packed launch: ‘I never thought when I worked at Hodges Figgis twenty years ago that I would one day be launching my novel at the store’
Pics: Frank Courtney
Meanwhile, in non-fiction…
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G’wan the Vera.
The art of ‘book sculptor’ Emma Taylor, who tells new stories with old books rescued from charity and second hand shops.
Using only glue, scissors and the pages of the books she carves, Taylor also themes her sculptures in keeping with the subject matter of the books they’re made from, ie. a garden scene emerging from ‘An Introduction to Botany’ and Italian houses hewn from ‘The Story of Venice’.
Installations by LA based artist Mike Stilkey, who paints, pencils and lacquers directly onto stacks of worn-out library books otherwise destined for recycling.
His pieces range from assemblages of half a dozen covers to walls formed by thousands of layered spines, located in accommodating public spaces..