By Dan Walsh
Enniscorthy author Caroline Busher’s latest book The Legend of Valentine Sorrow has been shortlisted for the Teen and Young Adult ‘Book of the Year’ at the forthcoming An Post Irish Book Awards which is open to public vote. Caroline is so grateful to everyone who has voted for her so far. Voting is open until November 15th.
Meanwhile, the book is on the shelves and today Caroline was meeting her readers and signing copies of her latest work at Eason’s bookshops in Wexford and Enniscorthy.
She was delighted at the opportunity and received much positive feedback while promoting The Legend of Valentine Sorrow described by one of Ireland’s greatest contemporary writers, Roddy Doyle (who has strong Wexford connections) as; “Gripping, vivid and very, very entertaining.”
Caroline worked as Reader-in-Residence with Wexford Public Library Services for a few years. She is a writer in residence in a primary school setting and is a heritage expert with The Heritage Council of Ireland. Caroline has been accepted as an author on to the Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools Scheme and reviews books on Ireland AM.
The official launch of The Legend of Valentine Sorrow takes place in the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, with South East Radio’s Alan Maguire on Friday from 6-9pm. Attendance is open to all, but please register for free tickets with the Presentation Centre beforehand.
Also Caroline Busher will be talking about her latest book with Dan Walsh on Mid Week Voices (8pm, South East Radio, 95.6 and 96.4 FM) on Wednesday.
The Legend of Valentine Sorrow by Caroline Busher, historic fiction, paperback, 370 pages, published by Poolbeg Press. ISBN 9781781997635.