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Language of the Mute by Jack Harte


    This play was given its premiere at the New Theatre, Dublin, from 24 August to 5 September, 2015:

    A charismatic teacher, a supporter of fundamentalist republicanism and Irish Language activist – whose overt and very public idealism masks a history of sexual and psychological exploitation – is confronted by his former pupils. The play examines how charisma and idealism can be used to exploit people, sexually, politically and socially. The core of the problem and the core of the solution is language and communication. But the play shows how ultimately love can triumph over cynicism, how idealism can endure.

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Scotus Press is a small literary press which publishes books as resources allow. It is not subsidised and so depends on the sales of its back numbers to finance future publications. It commissions books and is not, regretfully, open for unsolicited manuscripts. Since its foundation in 2004, Scotus has achieved and enabled its authors to achieve:

    The Bulgarian edition of Jack Harte’s In the wake of the Bagger, first published by Scotus, was shortlisted for the Krastan Dyankov Award for books translated into Bulgarian.

    Congratulations to Vergil Nemchev, another Scotus author, who was shortlisted for the Contemporary Bulgarian Writers Award of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation.

    The International Press Institute based in Vienna nominated Seraglio 55 by Georgy Pryakhin, published in English by Scotus, for the International Human Rights Book Award presented at a public ceremony in the Vienna City Hall on 18 May, 2010. This was in recognition of Pryakhin’s contribution to press freedom by dismantling Communist Party control of the media in the USSR under Gorbachev.

    Scotus Press author, Toma Markov, was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of the European Academy of Poetry.