Friday, June 15, 2012

Good News!


I'm delighted to annnounce that Penguin Ireland have bought my novel The Herbalist, and it will be published in 2013!

From the press release:

"The Herbalist is a vivid and atmospheric story set in a midlands town over a summer in late 1930s. An Indian man appears in the market square, sets up a stall and declares himself a herbalist. The people of the town flock to the exotic visitor, who seems to have a cure for everything that ails them. But the visitor also helps get rid of some of the town’s more sordid secrets and as the summer progresses life becomes complicated and dangerous for the herbalist and his devotees. A rich multi-layered story of life in 1930s Ireland told through the eyes of four women, each of whose lives is changed irrevocably by the herbalist."

Patricia Deevy, Editorial Director, Penguin Ireland said, ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have bought Niamh’s dazzling novel. Niamh vividly conjures both the warmth and the darkness of life in a provincial Irish town during those years before the Emergency. In particular, she handles the now familiar shadow side of Irish life – the rigid social stratification, the fear of sex, the double standards – in a wholly fresh and confident way. Her characters are fascinating women and she has written a thought-provoking, moving and viscerally engaging novel that marks her out as a remarkable and original new talent.’

The novel was acquired from Ger Nichol at The Book Bureau."

... and I'll be reading from The Herbalist at the Novel Fair 2013 Launch on June 27th at the Irish Writer's Centre !


From Irish Publishing News:
Penguin Ireland Signs Hennessy XO Winner

From Carry On Writing @ Writing.ie
Journalist & Author Hazel Gaynors Blog

From Book2Book:
 Penguin Ireland Is Delighted To Announce The Acquisition Of The Herbalist By Hennessy Award Winning Author Niamh Boyce 


29 comments:

Orla Fay said...

Wow! Penguin no less! Congratulations!

Brigid said...

Congrats Niamh, that is terrific news:)

Words A Day said...

Orla
Thanks, I'm delighted to be with Penguin:)

Brigid
Thanks!

Danielle said...

Wonderful news, congratulations!

Louise said...

You're a star:)

Michael Farry said...

Niamh, this is great news! Well deserved!!

Mary-Two Roads said...

Congrats Niamh, Hope some of it rubs off......

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Brilliant, Niamh! Congrats!

Jan Morrison said...

Oh Niamh - this is utterly fantastic news - and the blurb sound so good. Also the enthusiasm of Penguin. Yay!

Words A Day said...

Thanks for all the congratulations!

Niamh B said...

Much better than an easter egg!!! Super news niamh! Well done

Mari G said...

Niamh - this is surely your year!
Very well done & I can't wait to read "The Herbalist."

Brian Kirk said...

Congratulations Niamh - that's super news!

Órfhlaith Foyle said...

Congratulations Niamh! That is a marvellous happening for you.

sukipoet said...

congratulations. this sounds fabulous. how thrilled you must feel.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Fantastic news, congratulations, sounds an interesting read too, something different! Wahoo!

Alison Wells said...

What wonderful news, so thrilled! Well deserved!

Old Kitty said...

Niamh!!! You are beautiful and wonderful!! I can't wait!! Where may I pre-order? Preferably a signed copy. Cough, cough, hint, ahem!! Yay!! Oh how exciting!!

Oh wow!!! So so so so so happy for you!!!!

Take care
x

Jinksy said...

Congratulations! Being able to read that is something to look forward to. ♥

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm thrilled for you, Niamh. Your premise sounds like something I'd want to read. And when it's out there, I will! YaY!!!!!!!!!!

Martin said...

Niamh, I'm delighted for you. Congratulations!

Liza said...

Congratulations! This sounds like an amazing read...wish we didn't have to wait until 2013! Best wishes!

Words A Day said...

Thanks for the comments:) Of course you can have a signed copy old kitty:)

james lawless said...

Congratulations, Niamh on the success of your novel. With every good wish, James Lawless.

Faith Pray said...

Oh, hooray! What fantastic news! Yay yay yay!

Donna Hosie said...

What wonderful news. Many congratulations.

Mari said...

Niamh, many congrats. This is very, very exciting. Well, well done. Jumping up and down for you.

niamh said...

Still jumping up and done myself, thankyou to everyone who takes the time to comment, its really appreciated:)

Niamh MacAlister said...

congratulations! what an amazing, life altering/affirming opportunity! i wish you the best of luck with this one and the next one and the next one after that ...