Sweeney and O'Donovan logo

Sweeney and O’Donovan are delighted to announce that in April they will publish Overload: A Brother, a Wake, and a Secret by author Lydia Little.

Overload deals with the death of the author’s brother, Fergus O’Farrell, who was the charismatic voice of Interference, an iconic band on the Irish music scene in the 1990s, and wrote “Gold”, a song that featured in the Oscar-winning film Once starring his close friend Glen Hansard.

Fergus’s extraordinary life as an inspirational musician who struggled heroically with muscular dystrophy from the age of eight is the subject of Breaking Out, a documentary issued on general release last November to wide critical acclaim. It was made available this month on the main digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Google Play.

The author: Lydia Little, who lives in West Cork, is the author of the boarding school series K-Girls, which has been optioned for a TV series. She was working on the final edits for book two when her brother died in 2016. Losing her flow for creative fiction, she put K-Girls Plus One on hold, turning instead to journaling and discovered a new voice in non-fiction, which resulted in Overload.