Skein Press is a writer-centred publishing house. We highlight voices and stories traditionally underrepresented in Irish publishing through beautiful, necessary and thought-provoking books.

Our first conversations about Skein Press centred around our own love of reading and how many aspects of Irish life were not reflected in Irish literature. We were lucky to know Melatu Uche Okorie whose writing blew us away. She took a leap of faith with us and her first book, This Hostel Life, was published in 2018 on a shoestring budget. And so, Skein began as a small collaborative project.

We then reached out to other authors to find and publish beautiful writing. We look forward to growing and expanding in the next few years, but most of all to publishing gorgeous books by talented writers.

The Skein Press Team

Gráinne O’Toole (editor, marketing) 

Fionnuala Cloke (editor, book production)

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe (editor, programme manager) 

Contact us

Skein Press:

Play It Forward:


Gill Distribution (printed books)

Gardners (e-books and audiobooks)