Dominic Hoey and Samuel Walsh

Dominic is an author and poet. Samuel is an arts facilitator and producer. They founded boutique publishing house Dead Bird Books in 2019. Manifesto: "We want to offer a voice to local writers working in the margins, who for a myriad of reasons don’t often fit the common mould of the publishing world. This includes writers without a higher education, people with learning disabilities and mental illness, people from working class communities and those whose subject matter doesn’t fit into the current paradigm."

Feb 24, 2021
Illustration of a dead bird with the words "Dead Bird Books" underneath, all on a backdrop of lawn

The fine art of naming your indie publishing house

'It's so hard to come up with something that isn't painfully earnest or stupid.'

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