Penguin Group Launch Puffin Ireland


There is some positive news on the publishing front for a change as Caroline Walsh, Literary Editor with The Irish Times reports today on news that Penguin Publishing is setting up Puffin Ireland, their children’s imprint. Michael McLoughlin, Manager of Penguin Ireland, believes there is a wealth of talented children’s writers in Ireland and best-sellers are sure to follow when the first of the titles are published next year.

Former editor of Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) magazine, Paddy O’Doherty, with a master’s degree in children’s literature, will run Puffin Ireland. Some of Puffin’s most famous titles include The Lion, the Witch and the Wardbrobe by CS Lewis; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and Watership Down by Richard Adams.

The Penguin Publishing Goup as a whole will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year.

Puffin Ireland is happy to review manuscripts directly from Ireland’s next generation of children’s writers at 25 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland.

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