Welcome to Chris Arthur's Irish Essays

This website is devoted to the writing of Irish essayist Chris Arthur. His five collections are:

A new and selected essays volume, Words of the Grey Wind, is also available.

A sixth collection, Reading Life, will be published by Negative Capability Press in 2017/18. A seventh collection, Humming Birds Between the Pages, is currently nearing completion.

"Anyone who can look attentively, think freely, and write clearly can be an essayist; no other qualifications are needed."

Graham Good

Key quotes on the essay appear at the foot of every page on this website, following the Celtic knot motif. Their sources are given here.