Reading Ireland is a website dedicated to promoting Irish Literature and contemporary Irish writing. For biographical and critical entries on over two hundred twentieth-century and contemporary Irish poets, playwrights and prose writers, please click on the Author Database link. Want more information on a specific writer or recommendations for critical studies on a writer? E-mail us at using the tag line Reading Ireland Query.

In addition to our author database, you will find links to a number of independent bookshops and publishing houses in Ireland under the Links tab, along with information on Irish literary journals.

Our site also provides an annotated description of a wide variety of Irish Studies texts, which is constantly being updated and expanded. Click on Irish Studies Titles to get a sense of the wide variety of academic publications available in the field of Irish Studies.

Reading Ireland also publishes a quarterly E-Journal, Reading Ireland: The Little Magazine, which will be made available to subscribers.  The first issue of the magazine will be published on March 15 2015, and will contain essays and articles written by myself and other Irish writers and academics. The annual cost of this subscription is $40. If you are interested in subscribing please leave your e-mail and we will get back in touch with you when the payment option is on-line in late December.