Welcome to Turas Press, an independent, Dublin-based publisher dedicated to providing a platform for new and innovative writing.

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 finding an audience.  

Gold Friend by Chris Murray

Our latest news is that Turas Press is preparing for publication of our 2020 list. Although the physical launches of our new books won’t take place until some time in 2021 – depending on how the management of COVID 19 evolves – we will continue to publish our books and make them available online and through participating booksellers.

A new collection from Chris Murray, “Gold Friend” will be published in the autumn of 2020.  This is Chris’s second collection with Turas Press – her readers will recall her beautiful ‘waking book’ “bind” which came out in 2018. 

At a time when we are grappling with multiple, related challenges – living with climate change and pandemic – these poems remind us to celebrate, and care for, the natural world . Lucy Collins says this of “Gold Friend”

“As well as bearing witness to the strange beauty of the natural world, these innovative poems testify to the remarkable intensity of human perception. They deserve our closest attention.”

“Gold Friend” will be available for pre-order soon. Advance reviews of Chris’s book are most welcome. To request review copies, contact us here.