Limerick Author Dan Mooney Launches Debut Book in O’Mahony’s – Mooney, 32, who works as an air traffic controller in Shannon, will also see his work released in the US in 2018 through Park Row Books, an imprint of Harper Collins. His second book is also due out in Ireland around the same time.
Limerick Author Dan Mooney Launches Debut Book in O’Mahony’s
Limerick writer Dan Mooney launched his new book ‘Me, Myself and Them’ in O’Mahoney’s on O’Connell Street last night.
The book is Mooney’s debut novel and won the prestigious 2016 Luke Bitmead Bursary award which earned him a publishing contract.
He self-published his first work after five years of writing, which was one of 10 shortlisted and ultimately won the overall prize in October last much to his own surprise.
Mooney, 32, who works as an air traffic controller in Shannon, will also see his work released in the US in 2018 through Park Row Books, an imprint of Harper Collins. His second book is also due out in Ireland around the same time.
Speaking at the launch of ‘Me, Myself and Them’, Mooney said: “Since I was a tiny child, I’ve been coming to bookshops with every shelf full of heroes of mine. The dream was always that you’d walk into a shop and get to see your very own name on those shelves.”
He continued: “This launch is everything because now I get to be on the shelves with authors better than me and my book is up next to theirs and it’s the realisation of a life-long dream.”
O’Mahony’s bookshop was filled with Mooney’s friends, family, extended family and fans all eager to get their copy of ‘Me, Myself and Them’ signed by the writer.
The book was launched by Alan English, editorial director of Iconic Newspapers and Dan Mooney Sr. who shared some wonderful stories about Mooney’s childhood and lifelong love of words.
His next novel will focus on a man who decides that his life in a nursing home is pointless and he’s going to kill himself. His best friend thinks it’s a fantastic idea but insists he should go out in style. As the two of them plan how he is going make a statement by the act of his own death, he begins to rediscover life.
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