LAUNCH: The Táin translated by Alan Titley


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Join us for the launch of Little Island’s The Tàin, Ireland’s great battle epic, written by Alan Titley and illustrated by Eoin Coveney.

This is the first children’s chapterbook edition of Ireland’s most important myth to be published in over thirty years. Ireland’s most important myth is retold in English for children by the great scholar of Old Ireland, Alan Titley. Titley goes back to the source material and his translation sparkles with the wit and humour, as well as the thrill and battle, of the ancient tale. Illustrations by comic artist Eoin Coveney lend a modern feel.

About the Author

Alan Titley is one of Ireland’s most respected writers for children and adults, in both Irish and English. He has won prizes including the Children’s Books Ireland Éilís Dillon Award. The Dirty Dust, his translation of Cré na Cille by Màirtín Ò Cadhain, was published by Yale University Press in 2015. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times, an Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish, University College Cork, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

About the Illustrator

Eoin Coveney is an Irish illustrator with an aesthetic shaped by European comics, horror films and early 20th century illustration. In the 1990’s, he worked with Will Eisner (renowned US comic artist, writer and creator of “The Spirit”). His clients include Abrams Books, The Royal Air Force, FHM, Attitude magazine, Ray-Ban, 2000AD, Collins books, FUNKO,  The Westminster Collection Coins, The Independent, Metro London, Forrest -Pruzan Games, RiskNet, Pearson publishing, Gill Books, The O’Brien Press, Irish Independent, The Irish Times and The Little Museum of Dublin.