Link Roundup: A Kind of Compass

Thanks to everyone who helped us launch A Kind of Compass in Hodges Figgis, we had a blast. You can buy copies of the book in your local bookshop (support indies if you can), online from, or order direct from The limited edition hardback is only available here.

Meanwhile, here’s a round-up of links so far (we’ll keep adding to the pile).

Read Belinda McKeon’s essay for LitHub, ‘The Art of Going the Distance’.

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s ‘New Zealand Flax’ was published in the Irish Times ahead of publication.

Yoko Ogawa’s ‘Six Days in Glorious Vienna’ is available to read at Hobart.

‘Honest and endearing in its exploration of an often-neglected theme, A Kind of Compass is a perfect success.’

– The UCD Observer reviewed the collection here.

‘I’m still an outsider, I’m still a tourist, but most people in New York are. Then on the other hand, yes, Ireland percolates up all the time. It’s almost like I dream in Ireland, and live in America.’ Belinda McKeon spoke to The UCD Observer here.

‘Niven Govinden’s Animal Heart is a mere two pages long, but packs an emotional punch that many novels would envy.’ – 746 Books blog.

‘The Rape Essay (or Multilated Pages), is a riveting, illuminating and humorous story, about sexual harassment in academia.’ – The Examiner.

‘Always taking risks with ground-breaking subject matter and exciting debut authors, independent publishers are the ones in the know when it comes the next big thing in literature.’ – Stylist

‘This is the first book newly-formed Tramp Press have published since Baume’s astonishing debut Spill Simmer Falter Wither, and the standard is just as impressive.’ Irish Independent.