About DR

The Dublin Review is a quarterly magazine of essays, memoir, reportage and fiction. Founded and edited by Brendan Barrington, it is published in book format to a design by David Smith (Atelier, Dublin).

‘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… 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

‘I’ve been trying to put material together for an essay collection, and I’ve realized that there’s a point in time before which my work feels like juvenilia. I can draw that line more or less at the moment I met Brendan Barrington, the editor of The Dublin Review … I suspect this is something that quite a few Irish writers of my generation, especially writers of nonfiction, might find themselves saying about The Dublin Review’ Mark O’Connell, interviewed by Nawal Arjini for the New York Review of Books

The Dublin Review is a little Irish literary journal that publishes short stories, and I subscribe to it, and I get four of them a year, and I enjoy it cos I get to read contemporary short stories in it. So I’m going to hit myself in the head with the most recent copy of The Dublin Review, issue number 93 … This looks like it’s going to be a painful book to hit myself in the head with, because it’s floppy. You’d think the heavy books are the sore ones – it’s not. It’s the small little ones that have a whip to them. So I’m going to hit myself in the head with issue number 93 of The Dublin Review … [whap, whap, whap, whap, whap, whap] Yeah, that’s not pleasant! Not nice at all. [whap, whap, whap, whap, whap] A snap – there’s a snap to that [whap, whap] which will leave my forehead red, no doubt. [Whap, whap, whap, whap]’ Blindboy Boatclub, The Blindboy Podcast

‘A dependable source of the best Irish writing and outpost for the most challenging Irish writers’ Dublin Review of Books

The Dublin Review gratefully acknowledges receipt of Annual Funding from the Arts Council and adheres to the governance transparency guidelines laid out by the Council. Our most recent audited accounts may be viewed hereThe Dublin Review is published by Brendan Barrington as a registered sole trader.