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IRON Press, 1973 -

  • 1973 -

IRON Press is a North East-based independent press which publishes poetry, fiction and drama from the region and elsewhere, with a particular focus on publishing new authors.

The press began as IRON Magazine which was established in 1973, and was funded by Northern Arts. It featured art work, reviews, short stories and poetry. The magazine ran for 26 years, ending in 1997. Across 82 editions, it published more than 1200 writers world-wide.

IRON Press published its first book in 1976, Three North-East Plays by C.P. Taylor, Tom Hadaway and Leonard Barras. The press has been funded by Northern Arts, and Arts Council England North. It seeks to publish four or five new titles annually, as well as hosting festivals and literary events in the North-East.

Duggan, A.J., 1963- , writer

A. J. Duggan was born in Liverpool in 1963. He began writing after being caught up in the 1996 Manchester Arndale bomb, which destroyed a large part of the city centre. He lives in Cheshire and works in the computer industry.

His first novel Scars Beneath the Skin was published by Flambard Press in 2009.

Forster, Andrew, fl 1993-2010, poet

Andrew Forster is a poet and literature development worker. Originally from South Yorkshire he lived in Scotland for 20 years before moving to Cumbria in 2008. He worked in social care for 14 years, latterly managing housing projects for adults with learning disabilities,before making literature the focus of his career from 1998.

Flambard Press published Andrew Forster's poetry collections Fear of Thunder , in 2007, and Territory , in 2010.

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