Chris Arthur was born in Belfast in 1955, and lived for many years in Lisburn, County Antrim.
His three books of essays are Irish Nocturnes (Aurora, Colorado, The Davies Group, 1999); Irish Willow (The Davies Group, 2002); and Irish Haiku (The Davies Group, 2005).
Excerpts from Irish Nocturnes, Irish Willow and Irish Haiku can be found in Patricia Craig’s The Ulster Anthology (Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 2006), and a selection of his poetry was included in Lagan Press’s Poetry Introductions 1 (2004).
His awards include the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award, the Akergarasu Haya International Essay Prize, the Gandhi Society’s Aitchtey Memorial Essay Prize, and the Palgrave Macmillan/Times Higher Education Supplement Writing Prize in the Humanities.
A member of Irish PEN and the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, he lived in Scotland for over a decade, holding university fellowships in St Andrews and Edinburgh. In 1989 he moved to Wales to take up a lectureship at the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Chris Arthur’s Website
Chris Arthur at The Blackstaff Press
Chris Arthur at The National Library of Ireland