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Sons+Fathers – New Anthology – Buy Now

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Celebrating Fathers and Sons

We are very excited to be launching a new anthology in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation in April 2015.

‘Sons+Fathers’ celebrates the special relationship between sons and fathers.

This new anthology features personal contributions from international writers, actors, artists, musicians, politicians and entrepreneurs all sharing stories of fathers and sons.

The book which combines words and images was inspired by U2 lead singer Bono who donated drawings made of his father towards the end of his life. These formed the foundation of this remarkable anthology of personal contributions.  The book is edited by edited by writer and editor Kathy Gilfillan, a director of the Lilliput Press and a powerful introduction is provided by Irish writer Colm Tóibín.

‘Sons+Fathers‘ in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation will raise vital funds for our Nurses for Night Care Service and for Hospice Africa Uganda, founded by Noble Peace Prize nominee Dr Anne Merriman.

The Park Hyatt hotel brand supports the ‘Sons+Fathers’ project as its major worldwide sponsor.  Hyatt has ordered 10,000 books to be placed in the guestrooms and suites of 34 Park Hyatt hotels around the world, including the newest additions Park Hyatt Vienna and Park Hyatt New York.




Contributors include: John Boorman; Daniel Day-Lewis; Gabriel Byrne; Neil Jordan; Paul Cusack and Colin Farrell. Musicians include all of the members of U2, their former manager Paul McGuinness and his son Max; Paul McCartney; Bob Geldof; Julian Lennon, and Gavin Friday. Writers include John Banville; Roddy Doyle; Robert Fisk; Paul Auster; Mick Heaney; Colum McCann; Joseph O’Connor and Salman Rushdie. From the political world there are contributions from President Clinton, Alastair Campbell and Bobby Shriver

Keep Up to date

You can get updates on the publication of ‘Sons+Fathers’ and contributors by following  @Sons_Fathers 

More details on the book and contributors >>>  

Purchase and publication details

Sons+Fathers will be published by Penguin Random House and Irish Hospice Press and will be available from the end of May 2015 internationally retailing for €20 (plus P&P).

ISBN: 9780993153402


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