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Road Books

Road Books have been produced by Judy Kravis and Peter Morgan in Inniscarra, County Cork since 1992. Their books are in the collections of many libraries, including Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal College, Chelsea and the Slade schools of art, and they regularly show at small press and artist’s book fairs.

Judy Kravis taught literature for many years in the French Department at University College Cork, and Peter Morgan teaches photography in Limerick School of Art and Design.

They work together, as in Lives Less Ordinary, Tea with Marcel Proust, and The Powder Magazine; in collaboration with groups, as in Mesmerized, 21 Proposals for the Turbine Hall and Serendipity; and separately. The Coloured Books by Judy Kravis are now in their second series, while Peter Morgan has produced one-off book works, often humorous and conceptual.

The diversity of their work is reflected in the imprints that have evolved: boreen books, highway books, byways productions and roadworks. The liberty to make books not-for-profit and according to the dictates of the moment, is their singular privilege.