Amanda Bell


Dublin-based poet and writer, editor and indexer

On this website you will find details about my publications, readings and awards, as well as my editing and indexing service. Click here for news.

Undercurrents (2016) was awarded second prize by the Haiku Society of America for the Kanterman Merit Book Award, and shortlisted by the Haiku Foundation for the Touchstone Distinguished Books Award

The Lost Library Book, illustrated by Alice Durand-Wietzel, just published by The Onslaught Press and available from Rathgar Bookshop, the Chester Beatty Library Gift Shop, in Marsh’s Library, and from the publisher.

‘The remarkable true story of a forgotten library book that was returned to Marsh’s Library after 100 years. Written with elegance and grace, it’s a fascinating tale for book lovers young and old.’ – Sarah Webb, Award-winning writer, and Children’s Curator of the Mountains to the Sea Book Festival


Academics, artists, authors, businesses, consultancies, publishing companies, students and writers’ groups. For details see ‘What I Can Do For You’ and ‘Testimonials’.


  • Irish Writers’ Centre. Professional member and on mentoring panel
  • Children’s Books Ireland. I review for Inis and am Poetry Section Editor for CBI’s 2016 Reading Guide
  • Irish Writers’ Union
  • Association of Freelance Editors Proofreaders and Indexers (AFEPI). Full member since 1997.

See also my profile pages on AFEPI and Linked In