RTE will publish ‘The Last Ship’ novel, sequel trilogy in 2019
The Irish Times has been granted a licensing from Gray House Publishing to publish a new novel, trilogy and short story in 2019, with the goal of reaching more readers across the globe.
The Irish Times spoke to John Flanagan, Head of Publishing at Gray House, about the licensing deal and the process of securing the rights to publish.
We are delighted to partner with the Irish Times to publish ‘ The Last Ship ‘ in 2019.
The novel and short stories are set for publication in Irish and English this year.
The trilogy has been described as a story of ‘the end of the line, of the end of time’.
The series will also include ‘The Longest Night’ and ‘The Great War’, a book of short stories set in the post-war years, with new author Peter Ritchie to pen the final volume.
The story, by Flanagan and published by Rowan, will follow the adventures of a young Captain in the early years of the 20th century.
Flanagan said the story was set around the Battle of Midway, when the Irish and British navies faced each other in a decisive battle.
He said the book and the trilogy would also include a story from the mid-20th century set in a time of peace.
It was only in the last couple of years that we have had an opportunity to take on the role of a new author.
This was a fantastic opportunity and we look forward to continuing the journey with him.
I’m really looking forward to working with him on this project and to share the story with the readers of Irish fiction.
I’m thrilled that he is willing to continue to tell his story and I hope that people will enjoy it.