Dream Home by Padraig McGrane
This postumous collection of poetry by the Co Monaghan poet Padraig McGrane was published in May 2014 in Kingscourt. McGrane had settled in Spain and died in Santiago de Compostella in 2008 at the untimely age of 49.
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Scotus Press is a small literary press which publishes books on an occasional basis and as resources allow. It is not subsidised and so depends on the sales of its back numbers to finance future publications. 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. Harte attended the award ceremony in Sofia on 2 December, the night after the book had been launched in the Irish Embassy.
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. Ironic to see this book nominated alongside Anna Politkovskaya’s A Russian Diary and Wild Swans by Jung Chang when its publication in Ireland was undermined by a campaign of hate and lies. Ah well!
Scotus Press author, Toma Markov, has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of the European Academy of Poetry.