Quercus Publishing plc
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April 28, 2008 02:13 ET

Quercus Novel Wins the Best Irish Newcomer of the Year Award

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Quercus Publishing Plc, the Plus-quoted Publishing Company, is delighted to announce that Julia Kelly's novel, 'With My Lazy Eye', has won the Best Newcomer of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards 2008 which was announced last night.

Julia Kelly's debut novel, With My Lazy Eye is a story of Lucy, a myopic, muddle-headed little girl and her relationships with her distant father. The book is a funny, poignant and highly original portrayal of one girl's coming of age.

The Irish Book Award 2008 is the first multi-category, industry-wide, awards project of its kind in the history of the Irish book sector. The Best Newcomer of the Year award was created to reward the most promising first-time author published in Ireland in any given year.

'With My Lazy Eye' will be published by Quercus on 5 June 2008.

Mark Smith, Chief Executive of Quercus Publishing, commented:

'We are delighted for Julia and this is a true triumph for our author and Quercus. The book is fantastically written and statement of Julia's literary skills.'

The Directors of the Issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.

Notes to Editors:

- Quercus Publishing plc is an independent publisher based in London. The Company was founded by Mark Smith and Wayne Davies in May 2004.

- The Company was listed on PLUS market in October 2006.

Contact Information

  • Quercus Publishing Plc
    Mark Smith
    020 7291 7200
    or
    St Helen's Capital Plc
    Barry Hocken /Duncan Vasey
    020 7628 5582
    or
    Redleaf Communications
    Sanna Sumner / Clair Sharp
    020 7822 0200