“Reaches Top Spot”
Following the success of his theatre production Astronaut, actor and author Joe Wright released his eagerly awaited debut book “Notions” on Amazon the 28th of May and it wasn’t long before it reached Number one on Amazons bestseller lists .It came as a great surprise to the Meath native as the project climbed steadily throughout the opening weekend eventually taking top spot in both the Theatre and Poetry charts whilst also Just falling short at Second spot in the Playscripts Chart behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child .
The book entitled Notions is an Irish Medley of spoken word, short stories, poetry and playscripts. Included within the project is the highly acclaimed play script of the Irish theatre production Astronaut along with detailed curated illustrations by Gary James Doyle.
Joe Wright who wrote the book described the process of creating as “a hardship of romance “ but also “a dream come through”. The piece tells the tales of city romances, Irish heritage and depicts the current culture in which the young Irish find themselves in. This is not the first time Wright has worked within different mediums. In 2016 Wright won the “Axis” award for best new innovative writing for the Intermedial Piece “Project Queen” which addressed the hypocrisy between the LGBT and Drag Queen communities. In 2018 Astronaut was nominated for the Zeitgeist award (Finger on the pulse of social change) at the Dublin Fringe festival.
Gary James Doyle, the Illustrator of ‘Notions’ was eager to take on this project, “It’s a project that speaks volumes to the current situations that us young Irish people find ourselves in”. Creating the imagery for such gripping text was a joy
Emily Matthews, director of ‘Astronaut’ “The characters, the situation, the stakes involved, all ensure that is one incredibly gripping piece, but a piece that is far too close to the truth.”
Notions : Including playscript Astronaut is available on Kindle Direct Publishing at Amazon and can also be purchased at www.wrighthere.eu