Welcome to Chris Arthur's Irish Essays

This website is devoted to the writing of Irish essayist Chris Arthur. His eight collections are:

A new and selected essays volume, Words of the Grey Wind, is also available.

A ninth collection, What is it Like to be Alive?, will be published by EastOver Press in 2024.

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

Graham Good

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.