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, is planned for 2014.
"Anyone who can look attentively, think freely, and write clearly can be an essayist; no other qualifications are needed."
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.