Michael Cronin holds a Personal Chair in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Dublin City University, Ireland. He is author of Translating Ireland: Translation, Languages and Identity (Cork University Press, 1996); Across the Lines: Travel, Language, Translation (Cork University Press, 2000); Translation and Globalization (London, Routledge, 2003). Time Tracks: Scenes from the Irish Everyday (Dublin, New Island, 2003. Reprinted 2003); Irish in the New Century/An Ghaeilge san Aois Nua (Dublin, Cois Life, 2005), Translation and Identity (Routledge, 2006); The Barrytown Trilogy (Cork University Press: Ireland into Film series, 2007); Translation goes to the Movies (Routledge 2009) and The Expanding World: Towards a Politics of Microspection (Zero Books, 2012). He is co-editor of Tourism in Ireland: A Critical Analysis (Cork University Press, 1993); Anthologie de nouvelles irlandaises (Québec, L’Instant même, 1997); Unity in Diversity? Current Trends in Translation Studies (Manchester, St. Jerome Press, 1998); Reinventing Ireland: Culture, Society and the Global Economy (London, Pluto Press, 2002); Irish Tourism: Image, Culture and Identity (Clevedon, Channel View Publications, 2003); The Languages of Ireland (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2003); Transforming Ireland, co-edited with Peadar Kirby and Debbie Ging (Manchester University Press, 2009. Irish Language Liteature Advisor, Arts Council of Ireland (2009-2011). He is Humanities Secretary of the Royal Irish Academy and Chairperson of Poetry Ireland. He is co-editor of The Irish Review.