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New chapter for No Alibis Press thanks to National Lottery boost

No Alibis Press - Funding

No Alibis Press is preparing to pen its next chapter, thanks to funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

As a new publisher to the market, the grant of over £8,000 will be used to help secure the publication of new titles from No Alibis Press, starting with 'Seed' by acclaimed Dublin-based writer Joanna Walsh. The experimental novel from the award-winning columnist and commentator will be supported by a free series of public talks and events.

The award is one of five made this month to arts organisations through the Arts Council’s Small Grants Programme, with a total investment of £35,000 going to local arts organisations. The programme is designed to support the development of creative community-based projects across Northern Ireland.

Commenting on the award, our very own David Torrans of No Alibis Press said:

“Considering the challenges within the sector, this timely award will help support our authors, editors, designers, along with others working in the hands-on roles of book production. As a bookseller, I spend a great deal of time thinking about the books that readers will enjoy; with this award, No Alibis Press can put such books into readers’ hands.”

No Alibis Press received £8,255 from the Arts Council’s Small Grants programme to support a series of publications and initiatives around the publication of Joanna Walsh’s Seed. The project includes a standard publication in paperback, a limited edition box set including a paperback and six pamphlets. They will include artwork by the author using experimental techniques of image development via digital technologies.

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