The Dublin Writers' Festival, was renamed the International Literature Festival Dublin in 2016.
Founded in 1998, it lays just claim to being Ireland’s premier literary event. It gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event.
With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, Dublin Writers Festival brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that suprise and inspire. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. Come celebrate many specially commissioned events in the City of Words.
Where? Various locations, Dublin
When? Running from 20-28 May 2017
How much? 8.00 - 20.00 Euro per event. Check official site.
2015 -Elif Shafak, Claire-Louise Bennett & Christine Montalbetti, John Gray, Christian Kracht, Clemens Setz, Carmen Stephan: New Writing in German, Bestselling Besties: Judi Curtin & Sarah Webb, Gavin Corbett & Lisa McInerney
2014 - Jo Baker, Joanna Trollope, Edmund White, Chris Judge, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Hugo Hamilton Joseph O' Conner ++
SEAMUS HEANEY, MELVYN BRAGG, STEVE TOLTZ, KATE SUMMERSCALE, VAL MCDERMID, WILLIAM FIENNES, PETER MURPHY, AIFRIC CAMPBELL, ED O'LOUGHLIN, SIMON SCHAMA, ANNE MICHAELS, ZOË HELLER, GEOFF DYER, COLM TÓIBÍN, JULIA O'FAOLAIN, CLAIRE KILROY, CHRISTINE DWYER HICKEY, MJ HYLAND, PAULA MEEHAN, LEANNE O'SULLIVAN, SHANE CONAUGHTON, JOE QUEENAN, BRENDAN KENNELLY, SARAH WATERSTom Stoppard, J. P. Donleavy, Ivana Bacik, Roy Foster, Alan Gilsenan and David McWilliams, Catherine McCartney, Carlo Gébler, Susan McKay and Patrick Maguire, David Grossman, Kathy Lette, Marian Keyes, Ian Rankin, Colin Bateman
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