who we are

Road Books have been produced by writer Judy Kravis and artist Peter Morgan up a hill in Inniscarra, County Cork, since 1992. Judy Kravis is a poet and diarist, she interviews the dead as well as the living, blogs about the books she reads and how they sit in her daily life. Peter Morgan works with photography, text, moving images and 3-D objects. His approach is humorous, conceptual and provocative.

The diversity of their work reflects their experimental process, as does the ever- expanding list of the Road Books imprints: public access, boreen, highway, byways and roadworks. Every force evolves a form. They work together, in collaboration with groups, and individually. The liberty to make books not-for- profit and according to the dictates of the moment, is their singular privilege.

In the past few years they have built a cabin for artist residencies. Residents are encouraged to participate in the ongoing environmental and ecological project that comprises some 30 acres of native woodland, vegetable and fruit growing, encouraging the cross-fertilization of art and environment that is central to the Road Books ethos. They welcome visits from permaculture students and art students, and host occasional art events, exhibitions and performances.

They regularly show at small press and artist’s book fairs. Their books are in the collections of Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, Artphilein Foundation, Royal College, Chelsea, Slade, Winchester and Limerick schools of art, University College Cork, University of Wales Institute, Saison Poetry Library and National Irish Visual Arts Library, Dublin.