In 2007 bookseller Maurice Earls and journalist Enda O’Doherty set up The Dublin Review of Books, a publishing endeavour to rival London and New York. 11 years later and they’ve made it to their 100th issue.
They’ve housed contributions from the likes of John Banville, Lia Mills, John Montague, Catriona Crowe and Roy Foster.
This special 100th issue features eight selected essays from the drb archives in addition to 15 new contributions – including pieces on Samuel Beckett’s politics, the essays of English novelist Zadie Smith, John Hume’s legacy, and an essay by Kevin Power, author of Bad Day in Blackrock, who argues that Norman Mailer was a great American genius who failed to understand the nature of his own gifts.
The DRB is published monthly (online only) and is entirely free to access.