I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

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A Reader from ‘Archipelago’, a review celebrating wild Britain and Ireland

Tell us a Story

The pursuit of fictive pleasure: on not getting Fernando Pessoa

Virtue Unrewarded

Jonathan Franzen’s America is a place of insecurity and confusion.

Mindful Fictions

The relentless self-questioning of Emmanuel Carrère’s nonfictions

Normal Girls

‘The Rooney Effect’: taking the affective temperature of the patriarchy

Written with Tears

An inspiring essay collection from inside the Travelling community

William’s World

Blake’s visions of Eden and the meaning of imagination in his verse

The Attic Tarantino

The innovator Euripides puts the heedless Greek gods on the stage

The Story from Below

The Irish working class’s long search for its voice to be heard in literature

Intimate Oscillations

A poet’s odyssey ‑ from Dublin suburbs out into the world and back