Welcome to Turas Press, an independent, Dublin-based publisher dedicated to bringing contemporary poetry and literary fiction to Irish and international readers.

In Irish and Scottish Gaelic, “turas” means “journey.” Turas Press was founded in May 2017 to support writers of poetry and fiction in launching their work into the world, and to make innovative writing accessible to readers who are passionate about literature.  

Now approaching year’s end, we are reflecting on progress made on our 2021 list. We were delighted to publish four titles this year:        

     Liz McSkeane’s fourth poetry collection, Learning  to Tango, was published in May.

     Anamaría Crowe Serrano’s Spanish Civil War novel, In The Dark came out in June.

     Ross Hattaway’s fourth poetry collection, Plain was published in October. 

     Jo Burns’ second poetry collection, Brink also came out in October.

Launch of Brink and Plain

The work of both Jo and Ross is familiar to Turas Press readers, as these are the second collections we have published from both. Ross Hattaway’s How to Sleep with Strangers was published in late 2017, and White Horses by Jo Burns was released in 2018.

As Turas Press has not yet returned to in-person launches,  we  prepared a special launch video to mark the publication of these two intriguing collections. You can watch Jo and Ross discussing and reading from their work on our YouTube channel here. Feel free to comment, like and subscribe! 

Anamaría Crowe Serrano’s stunning novel In The Dark came out in June. It’s set during the Spanish Civil war andIn The Dark Praise for you can read this article by Anamaría Crowe herself, published in Books Ireland Magazine, about the background to the novel.

This interview with Hilary White in the Saturday Review section of the Irish Independent explores the intriguing family connection that inspired the novel. And on RTE radio’s Miriam on Sunday, Anamaría discussed the book with Miriam O’Callaghan.

Learning to Tango, Liz McSkeane’s new collection of poetry, came out earlier this year. If you would like to get a flavour of the collection, check out the launch video on our YouTube channel. Or you can hear Liz reading one of her poems from the collection on the Words Lightly Spoken podcast. 

Learning to Tango poetry collection Liz McSkeaneAs always, if you are close to one of the many super independent bookstores around the country, you can get Turas Press books from them. If you are looking for a book which they don’t have in stock, they can order it for you. And if there is no indie bookstore nearby, you can make your purchase at our online bookstore.  

To request review copies of these, or any other of our books,  email us here.

A note to our readers buying books online, especially in the UK,  Europe and beyond: some deliveries are taking longer than usual, so if your book does not arrive as expected, it might be due to erratic postal services in some countries at busy times. Do send us an email if you are concerned. 

Here at Turas Press, we are delighted to engage with our readers and writers by bringing our contemporary poetry and literary fiction to you in 2022 and beyond.  If you are a writer who is interested in submitting work to Turas Press, we have two submissions windows: in spring and in autumn. Before you send in work, please check our submission guidelines.

We look forward to connecting with you, as a reader, a writer or both!