Dalkey Archive

Dalkey Archive

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Dalkey Archive Press is a publisher of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism with offices in in Illinois, Texas, Dublin, and London, specializing in the publication or republication of lesser known, often avant-garde works. The publisher is named for the novel The Dalkey Archive, by the Irish author Flann O'Brien.

Modelled on such publishers as Grove Press and New Directions, Dalkey Archive's emphasis is decidedly upon literary fiction, usually of a modernist or postmodernist bent. In the publisher's own words, Dalkey Archive "place[s] a heavy emphasis upon fiction that belongs to the experimental tradition of Sterne,, Joyce, Rabelais, Flann O'Brien, Beckett, Gertrude Stein, and Djuna barnes.” One of the publisher's primary goals is to keep all of its books in print, regardless of their commercial success, in the interest of maintaining the availability of works that it deems culturally and educationally valuable.


Dalkey Archive Press
6271 E 535 North Road
McLean, IL 61754

David Isaacson