From Publishing Perspectives: Real or Satirical? Dalkey Archive’s Press “Insane Ad”

by | Posted January 16th, 2013


Dalkey Archive’s Press recently sent out a press release stating they were beginning “the process of succession from the founder and current publisher, John O’Brien.” They stated they were planning on hiring 2-3 people and several support staff. The only thing is: it might have been sent out as a satire ad, in the spirit of Irish satirists, Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, and Flann O’Brien. Publishing Perspectives made a post about it on their website, speculating whether it was real or not.

“Read Dalkey’s complete job posting,” they said, “and decide for yourself if this is satire or not.”