Today marks the day that my amazing wife Máire launches her debut novel ‘Skin Paper Stone’. The launch is happening at 6:30 upstairs in Nealons Bar on Capel Street, Dublin.
The book is available to buy in all good bookstores and online including directly from the publishers New Island
The book was reviewed in the Irish Times last week which was incredible and it good a great review which you can read here
“Skin, Paper, Stone is a deceptively simple novel that packs a punch. Robinson writes with warmth and understanding, giving the reader a bird’s-eye view of a modern, post-boom Galway through a diverse and credible cast of characters.”
– Sarah Gilmartin, The Irish Times
Earlier this week Máire was interviewed by Shane Cosgrove for the Circular, you can read that here.
About the book…
People think that if they go far away they’ll leave the parts of themselves they don’t like behind. But it doesn’t work like that…’
Stevie moves to Galway to pursue her PhD and takes refuge in the city, and in her relationship with Joe Kavanagh, a charismatic but dispirited artist.
Both are looking for something more, but struggle to navigate their way free from the claustrophobia of their lives, the limited circle of acquaintances, the lack of ambition. Escape is the only option, but the surface level of friendliness surrounding them masks a deeper hinterland of jealousy, secrets and violence that can break out at any time.
Exploring the chaos and confusion faced by those in their late twenties with humour, pathos and insightful sensitivity, Skin, Paper, Stone is the first novel by Máire T. Robinson, an exciting new voice in Irish writing.
About the Author
MÁIRE T. ROBINSON lives in Dublin City. She graduated from NUI, Galway in 2008 with a Masters in Writing. Since then, her short stories have been published in the Irish Independent, Horizon Review, Crannóg Magazine, Cuadrivio (in Spanish Translation) and the Chattahoochee Review. Máire was nominated for a Hennessy Literary Award in Emerging Fiction in 2012, and was the overall winner of the Doire Press Chapbook Competition, 2013. Her chapbook of short stories Your Mixtape Unravels My Heart was published by Doire Press in 2013. Skin, Paper, Stone is her first novel.