John O'Brien founded The Review of Contemporary Fiction (RCF) in 1980 and established the Dalkey Archive Press three years
later. Since its inaugural Spring 1981 issue, RCF has appeared with exact regularity three times a year. Each number is devoted
to one or two contemporary figures, predominantly American and British but also some European writers as well. The contents
of a typical number include original work by the writer featured, an interview with him or her, a memoir or other biographical
reminiscence by literary colleagues, and several extended critical articles. The Dalkey Archive Press began as a modest adjunct
to RCF, issuing reprints of books by writers featured in the journal, or associated with those writers. Then in 1986, O'Brien
began issuing original works.
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