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 heading towards autumn, we are delighted to reflect on progress made on our 2021 list, and other work in progress. Four titles were scheduled for 2021:        

     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 will be published in October, date to be confirmed. 

     Jo Burns’ second poetry collection, Brink is due for publication in October, date to be confirmed. 


Anamaría’s stunning novel In The Dark is now available to buy or order.  If you are close to one of the many super independent bookstores around the country, you can get the book from them, or if it’s not in stock, they can order it for you. If there is no indie bookstore nearby, you can get In The Dark from our online bookstore.   In The Dark Praise for

To request review copies, email us here.

You can read this article by Anamaría Crowe Serrano, recently 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, is now available to order here. 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. 


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 connect with our readers and writers by bringing our contemporary poetry and literary fiction to you in new ways throughout 2021, 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.