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Winter Papers Launch
Saturday 11th November @ 2:15 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
  • Launch
  • Main Programme
Join us to celebrate the launch of the 9th volume of Winter Papers, edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith. Winter Papers is an annual anthology for the arts in Ireland and beyond and features fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, visual art, along with artist-in-conversation pieces. Co-editor Kevin Barry will be in conversation with a number […]

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Meet the Publishers
Saturday 11th November @ 2:30 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
  • Main Programme
  • Professional Development
Dublin Book Festival brings together Ireland’s publishers to answer your questions – how many words should a novel be? What are they looking for? The do’s and don’ts of submitting your manuscript. Fiction, non-fiction, short stories and poetry, meet the publishers behind the scenes. DBF also introduces publishers and journals driven by a vision for […]

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The ‘Double Trouble’ Pirate Treasure Hunt BOOKED OUT Alan Nolan
Saturday 11th November @ 2:45 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
Age All the Family Join author Alan Nolan for a thrilling scavenger hunt around the grounds of Dublin Castle based on his latest book Molly Malone & Bram Stoker in Double Trouble at the Dead Zoo (The O’Brien Press). Hear all about Molly and Bram, and follow the clues left by the dread (and slightly […]

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Marsh’s Library Walking Tour BOOKED OUT
Saturday 11th November @ 3:00 pm
Marsh's Library
  • History
  • Main Programme
  • Walking Tour
Join us for a tour of Ireland’s first public library. Founded in 1707, Marsh’s Library has welcomed readers such as James Joyce, Bram Stoker and Jonathan Swift. Still an operating library today, you can see the original 18th Century interior, our bullet books from the 1916 Easter Rising and the cages where readers were locked […]

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An Tiarna George Hill agus Pobal Ghaoth Dobhair Cathal Póirtéir i mbun comhrá le Éilís Ní Dhuibhne
Saturday 11th November @ 3:00 pm
Chester Beatty
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
  • Irish Language
  • Main Programme
  • Non-fiction
Cheannaigh an Tiarna George Hill leath de pharóiste Ghaoth Dobhair roimh an Drochshaol agus thosaigh sé ar fheachtas le saol na ndaoine a athrú ó bhonn.  Nuair a tháinig an Gorta Mór, d’athraigh an caidreamh maith eatarthu go coimhlint. Ríomhann Cathal Póirtéir an scéal ó thús go deireadh ina leabhar nua, An Tiarna George Hill […]

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Writing History Hazel Gaynor, Liz McManus and Mary Morrissy in conversation with Niall MacMonagle
Saturday 11th November @ 3:00 pm
National Library of Ireland
  • History
  • Main Programme
Authors Hazel Gaynor, Liz McManus and Mary Morrissy will be in discussion with writer and critic Niall MacMonagle about their latest novels, bringing history to life through fiction. The Last Lifeboat (HarperCollins) by Hazel Gaynor explores the dramatic sinking of the SS City of Benares during WW2, and the days that follow. When Things Come […]

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Terry Hayes in conversation with Alex Clark
Saturday 11th November @ 3:30 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
  • Fiction
  • Main Programme
The Year of the Locust (Bantam), the second novel from internationally bestselling author of I Am Pilgrim and multi-award winning Hollywood screenwriter, Terry Hayes, transports us to the badlands where the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet, where CIA spy Kane travels to exfiltrate a man with vital information for the safety of the […]

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Literary Magazine Launch: HOWL New Irish Writing
Saturday 11th November @ 4:45 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
  • Launch
  • Main Programme
HOWL New Irish Writing is an annual print publication that showcases the creative wail in Irish writing from Ireland and around the world. HOWL celebrates the complexity of Irish identity and the beauty of its writing, featuring spectacular work in both English and Irish. Join us for a warm-hearted evening of readings and performances of […]

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