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A brand new book: The 32

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Common People was published earlier this year, thanks to you and your support. 

The Observer recently described Kit de Waal’s My Name is Leon and Paul McVeigh’s The Good Son as ‘exceptional working-class novels from the last few years’ so it seems apt that Kit is passing the baton to Paul to edit The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working-Class Writers

Once again, The 32 will be a collection of essays…

GOOD NEWS! Seventeen new working class writers chosen to join COMMON PEOPLE

Monday, 14 May 2018

I'm so pleased that we can finally announce the names of the seventeen emerging writers who will join the well-known authors in COMMON PEOPLE. They've been chosen by the regional writing agencies, who will support and mentor them in the run-up to publication, alongside support from Unbound and from me as editor of the collection.  They are: Paul Allen, Ruth Behan, Astra Bloom, Jenny Knight, Katy Massey…

Tantalisingly close! We are at 90%!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Thanks to your generosity and support we are almost fully funded.  COMMON PEOPLE is only one step towards improving equality for working class writers but it will be a big one for sixteen new writers,  and for the established authors, an opportunity to give back and celebrate their working class roots.  Exciting times!  Nearly at 100%.  Let's get there together.  

25% and counting!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Thank you to all the lovely generous people who have pledged so far!  We've had a massive response on Twitter with lots of people tweeting their support and getting on board.  We still need to push on and build on the momentum so I'm staying active on social media, emailing people I think might be intereted who haven't heard and asking favours of local radio stations.   Lots of people who don…

Publication date: May 2019
117% funded
895 backers