Edited by Seán Love.
The story ON THE ANATOMISATION OF AN UNKNOWN MAN (1637) BY FRANS MIER will be anthologised for the first time in this collection, proceeds from which will benefit Amnesty International. Given that it includes contributions from writers as varied as Seamus Heaney, Neil Jordan, Eoin Colfer, Anne Enright, and Roddy Doyle, it represents the cream of Irish writers (and me), and by buying it you're contributing to a great cause. The book will be available direct from Liberties Press and Amnesty International (Eire), as well as bookstores.
Incidentally, my story is one of a number that will be accompanied by a specially commissioned illustration, in this case from the Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, a source of particular pleasure to me as Jim designed the cover for Thin Lizzy's 1976 album, JOHNNY THE FOX, still probably the most beautiful Irish album cover ever, and one that's framed on my bathroom wall. You can see the illustration below, and Jim's website, which is incredibly comprehensive and well worth visiting, is www.jimfitzpatrick.ie.
1. The Anatomisation of an Unknown Man' (1637) by Frans Meir.
Artwork title: Etching by Frans Meir, pupil of Rembrandt, of his lost painting 'The Anatomisation of an Unknown Man'.
Collection: Wolfsonian Foundation, Miami, USA.
©2009 Liberties Press
©2009 The contributors
Liberties Press (Ireland)
HB - 256 pages - 03/11/2009 - ISBN: 9781905483730