Tramp Press is delighted to announce its 2016 publishing programme. Building on the great success of this year’s titles – most notably Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume (who just won the Newcomer of the Year Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards) – next year’s list sees Tramp Press continue to publish exceptional new fiction, as well as recovering important work. We’re really excited about our new authors for the coming year. Product info will follow, drop us a line if you have any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vertigo by Joanna Walsh, March 2016
A collection of stories that are at once otherworldly and familiar, funny and strange, Vertigo invites the reader into a series of episodes: a snapshot in a restaurant overlooking the sea where a woman contemplates her husband’s affair; a family holiday, a hospital visit; the discovery of online affairs. Breathtakingly original, Vertigo is a tour-de-force, an intense and fractured composition about the uncanny every day.
Joanna Walsh is a British writer and illustrator. Her writing has appeared in Granta, The Stinging Fly, Gorse and others, and has been anthologised in Dalkey Archive Press’s Best European Fiction 2015, Best British Short Stories 2014, and elsewhere. A collection, Fractals, was published in the UK in 2013, and her nonfiction book Hotel was published internationally in 2015. She writes literary and cultural criticism for The Guardian, The New Statesman, and The National, is the fiction editor at 3:am Magazine, and created and runs the Twitter hashtag #readwomen, heralded by the New York Times as ‘a rallying cry for equal treatment for women writers.’
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack, May 2016
Once a year, on All Souls’ Day, it is said that the dead may return. This is the story of one such visit. Set against the looming financial crisis, Solar Bones looks at how decisions ripple out in waves, and how our morals are challenged in small ways every day. A profound and darkly funny new work by one of Ireland’s most important contemporary novelists, Solar Bones is a hauntingly beautiful meditation on love and duty.
Mike McCormack is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer from Mayo. His previous work includes Getting it in the Head (1995), Notes from a Coma (2005), which was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award, and Forensic Songs (2012). In 1996 he was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and in 2007 he was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship.
Recovered Voices Series Book 3, November 2016
We’ll also publish the third title in our Recovered Voices series, in which we commit to reissuing books we admire, to re-engage with those writers whose work is still as valuable and as relevant as ever. We look forward to announcing this title early next year.