Dublin Book Festival has always been about creating intimate spaces where readers can join their favourite writers in discussions on their books.
This year, we want to preserve that experience as much as possible through our online festival.
While we’ll miss you all bundling into Smock Alley in the hope of spotting your favourite writer, we want to make sure that you have an opportunity to hear from authors, ask questions and interact with our featured books.
Every Monday between now and the festival, we’ll feature a new book as our DBF Pick of the Week across social media channels. Throughout the week, we’ll share relevant resources and content and hope to spark conversations about these books and their authors.
You can submit questions to authors by using #AskAnAuthor on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. The questions can be about anything from the book itself to the writing process, or even about the life of a writer.
Some of your questions will be posed to those authors at pre-event interviews and of course during the online events themselves. Remember that almost half of our events this year will be pre-recorded, so if you want your question posed to the author, send it right on in!
If you’re not a fan of social media, don’t worry because you won’t be left out. The DBF Pick of the Week will be announced via our newsletter too. You can send your questions directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include the hashtag #AskanAuthor in your subject line!
Our reading tastes at DBF are wide and varied, so there’ll be something for everyone between now and the beginning of the festival.
The #AskAnAuthor initiative begins next week, so head on over to our social media channels to make sure you’re following us.