About DR

The Dublin Review is a quarterly magazine of essays, memoir, travel writing, criticism, fiction and reportage. Founded and edited by Brendan Barrington, it is published in book format and printed on Munken Cream stock to a design by David Smith (Atelier, Dublin). The Dublin Review gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of The Arts Council of Ireland.

‘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.’ The New York Times

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

‘A minor miracle, constantly surprising and delighting … By far the best Christmas present you can give anyone interested in good writing’ Irish Independent

The Dublin Review… has established itself as an Irish institution.’ Guardian

‘On the evidence of its early issues, the particular distinction of this new Review is to combine the critically serious with the creatively readable… It is a remarkable achievement that its first 600 pages contain very few dull ones… This is a very promising start indeed.’ Times Literary Supplement

The Dublin Review is the nearest thing we Irish have got to the untouchable New Yorker.’ Sunday Tribune

‘One must offer up a prayer of thanks for that sturdy ten-year-old The Dublin Review, a lightsome voice at play in a dark time’ John Banville