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Since the appearance of its first issue in December 2000, The Dublin Review has published new work by world-class writers four times a year and has recently celebrated its 50th edition.  It was founded in 2000 by Brendan Barrington, who remains the publisher and editor and is available by subscription. The Dublin Review Reader gathers a selection of the magazine’s best non-fiction: essays of all kinds, reportage, criticism, travel writing and memoir.

The Dublin Review’s purpose is to publish world-class work by new and established writers from Ireland and elsewhere. Contributors to date include John Banville, Angela Bourke, Amit Chaudhuri, Rachel Cusk, Geoff Dyer, Anne Enright, Richard Ford, Tessa Hadley, Seamus Heaney, Claire Keegan, Andrew O’Hagan and Colm Tóibín.

The Dublin Review has also published work by a number of young writers who subsequently went on to international publishing success, including Kevin Barry, Greg Baxter, John Butler, Maile Chapman, Brian Dillon, Selina Guinness, Belinda McKeon and Philip Ó Ceallaigh. A complete and enlightening list of contributors is here: http://thedublinreview.com/contributors/

The current issue includes a feature entitled ‘What’s wrong with me?’, in which writers confess their literary dysfunctions, along with essays by Angela Bourke, Colin Graham and Philip Ó Ceallaigh, travel writing by Harry Browne, short stories by Carys Davies and Rita Jacob, and Ian Sansom’s diary for 2012

The New York Times says of The Dublin Review: ‘The best magazines are not just the product of their editors’ tastes and curiosities, but of the time and place in which they are made. Readers of The Edinburgh Review in the 19th century or The New Yorker in the 20th (and beyond) walked those cities’ streets, even — especially — when the piece on the page wasn’t set there. The same may be said of The Dublin Review, founded in 2000, which feels pleasantly pickled in that city’s brine.’

And the Irish Times : ‘A world-class forum for the literary essay’

Some of the contents of each issue, non-fiction particularly, are written to commission, but submissions of fiction and non-fiction previously unpublished in the English language are encouraged –  they do not currently consider poems. Submission guidelines are available at http://thedublinreview.com/submissions

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