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Trumpet: Fear and Release

Trumpet: Fear & Release With Abby Oliveira, Tapasya Narang, and Evgeny Shtorn In Conversation with Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan In partnership with Poetry Ireland Trumpet is Poetry Ireland’s bite-sized literary pamphlet packed with reviews, essays, and strong opinions on poetry and the arts. Its ninth issue themed ‘Fear and Release’ is due for publication in autumn 2020. […]

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Writing History with Marita Conlon-McKenna and Marianne Lee

Marita Conlon-McKenna and Marianne Lee In Conversation with Breda Brown In Partnership with National Library of Ireland Tune in to this podcast, hosted by PR Director and co-founder at Unique Media, Breda Brown, for a discussion between best-selling historical fiction writer Marita Conlon-McKenna and debut historical fiction writer Marianne Lee. Marita Conlon-McKenna became a household […]

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The Murder One Festival @ DBF: The Murder One Masterclass

Writing Crime with Sam Blake and Jo Spain In this dynamic masterclass, bestselling crime writers Sam Blake and Jo Spain come together to share the character development and plotting processes that bring their books to the bestseller lists. Whether you are writing a series or standalone, get solid tips to develop your own work and […]

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Amazing Animals: Workshops for Schools

With Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan In Partnership with The Ark Children’s Cultural Centre Suitable for 2nd - 4th class Writer Sarah Webb and illustrator Alan Nolan present two online workshops for schools based on their book Animal Crackers: Fantastic Facts about your Favourite Animals (The O’Brien Press). Focusing on animals who can survive in […]

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Winter Papers Launch with Kevin Barry

Winter Papers Launch with Kevin Barry, Roisin Kiberd, Tim MacGabhann, and Kerri ní Dochartaigh. Join editor Kevin Barry and contributors to celebrate the publication of the sixth volume of Winter Papers. Winter Papers is an annual anthology for the arts in Ireland and beyond. Featuring fiction, essays, photography, and visual art, along with artists in-conversation […]

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IMRAM Féile Litríochta Gaeilge @ DBF – Comhrá le Cathal: Poetry Reading and Chat

IMRAM Féile Litríochta Gaeilge Presents Theo Dorgan, Celia de Fréine and Caitríona Ní Chléirchín In Conversation with Cathal Póirtéir Triúr filí, Celia de Fréine, Theo Dorgan agus Caitríona Ní Chléirchín ag léamh asan saothar is déanaí uathu agus ealaín an aistriúcháin idir chamáin acu le Cathal Póirtéir, scríbhneoir agus craoltóir. Arna léiriú ag IMRAM Féile […]

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Denise Mina In Conversation with Liz Nugent

The Murder One Festival @ DBF: Crime in Fiction Denise Mina In Conversation with Liz Nugent Join The Murder One Festival on Facebook Live where one of Ireland’s most successful writers, Liz Nugent, will be in conversation with award-winning author, Denise Mina, discussing her latest novel, The Less Dead (Harvill Secker). The Less Dead is […]

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Here’s the Science with Professor Luke O’Neill

With Professor Luke O’Neill In partnership with Science Gallery Dublin Join one of Ireland’s favourite scientists, Professor Luke O’Neill, for a fascinating evening exploring his new book, Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science (Gill Books) in the fitting surrounds of the Science Gallery Dublin. In Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science, Luke uses his […]

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The Young Writers Delegate Programme

Dublin Book Festival are delighted to once again work with the Irish Writers Centre on their Young Writers Delegate Programme. Four writers between the ages of 18 and 26 have been welcomed to the programme by the Irish Writers Centre. The writers will attend a variety of events at Dublin Book Festival and will be […]

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RTÉ Radio 1 Arena Live Show

With Kevin Barry, Roddy Doyle and Christine Dwyer Hickey In conversation with Seán Rocks, with music from Uly In partnership with RTÉ Radio 1 Arena Live Show Tune in for an evening of conversation and music with RTÉ Radio 1’s cultural guru, Seán Rocks. Seán will be joined by prolific author Roddy Doyle, winner of […]

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An Post Irish Book Awards Winners Live Event

With Madeleine Keane In partnership with An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 Meet some of the winners from the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 at this year’s Dublin Book Festival. Madeleine Keane, Literary Editor with the Sunday Independent, will chat to a panel of 2020 winning authors to get an insight into their varied […]

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The Dead Zoo with Peter Donnelly

Storytime and draw-along with Peter Donnelly In partnership with The Natural History Museum Suitable for all the family! What happens in the Natural History Museum at night? Are any of the animals actually alive? Who owns the museum? Join author and illustrator Peter Donnelly and all of the four-legged, feathered and finned inhabitants of the […]

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Dublin City Libraries Readers’ Day with Marian Keyes

In Conversation with Róisín Ingle In partnership with Dublin City Libraries Join us for the Dublin City Libraries Readers’ Day at Dublin Book Festival. International bestselling author and national treasure, Marian Keyes, will be in conversation with Irish Times writer and podcaster, Róisín Ingle. Keyes’ 2020 release, Grown Ups (Michael Joseph) is the writer’s fourteenth […]

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CBI Book Clinic

In partnership with Children’s Books Ireland UPDATE: EVENT SOLD OUT Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Then pop into the virtual Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic! Chat to the Book Doctor via Zoom, consult on your favourite reads and leave with […]

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Savage Her Reply: A Book Club Celebration

With Deirdre Sullivan Age 15+, event open for 5th class students Dublin Book Festival is teaming up with one of Ireland’s most distinctive Young Adult voices, Deirdre Sullivan, to give book club participants the chance to ask this award-winning author their burning questions. Don’t miss your chance to explore Deirdre’s work with her, to inquire […]

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Are You With Me? Mike Chinoy

In Conversation With Donncha O'Connell In Partnership with Lilliput Press Join Donncha O'Connell, Established Professor of Law at NUI Galway, and Mike Chinoy, former CNN correspondent and author of Are You With Me? Kevin Boyle and the Rise of the Human Rights Movement, as they discuss the life and work of human rights lawyer and […]

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Dublin City Libraries Readers’ Day: Ireland’s Emerging Writers

Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Elaine Feeney, Patrick Freyne and Alice Lyons In Conversation with Niall MacMonagle In partnership with Dublin City Libraries Writer and critic Niall MacMonagle will host a panel discussion featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting debut writers. Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose hotly anticipated prose debut A Ghost in the […]

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Writing for Young Adults with Paper Lanterns

With Grace Kelley, Ruth Ennis, and Amy O’Sullivan In partnership with Paper Lanterns Literary Journal Are you a teenager who loves to write creatively? Or maybe you are a pro at writing your English essays? Or perhaps you are a massive bookworm and love to spend all day reading? Then this workshop is for you! […]

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Why the moon travels with Oein DeBhairduin and Michael Collins

With Oein DeBhairduin and Michael Collins In partnership with the National Botanic Gardens Oein DeBhairduin is a writer from the Traveller community with a passion for preserving Traveller tales and sayings. Why the moon travels (Skein Press) is the community activist’s debut publication. The book is a collection of folktales and retellings of stories from […]

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The Great Irish Farm Book

With Darragh McCullough and Sally Caulwell In partnership with Farmleigh Estate Suitable for all the family! How many pigs are there in Ireland? How long does pregnancy last in horses? What is the most widely grown crop in Ireland? Darragh McCullough answers all of these questions and more in his new picture book, The Great […]

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Crowdfunding the Revolution: The Dáil Loan and the Battle for Irish Independence

Patrick O’Sullivan Greene In Conversation with Ronan McGreevy Join Irish Times journalist, author of numerous historical works, and videographer, Ronan McGreevy, in conversation with award-winning equity analyst, Chartered Accountant, and author, Patrick O’Sullivan Greene. In the apt surrounds of the National Library of Ireland, they will discuss Patrick’s new book, Crowdfunding the Revolution: The Dáil […]

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The Murder One Festival @ DBF: Louise O’Neill

Louise O'Neill In Conversation with Dil Wickremasinghe Join author Louise O’Neill in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe in the beautiful setting of the National Library of Ireland. Dil will be talking to Louise about her thrilling new novel, After the Silence (Hachette Ireland), a heart-pounding whodunnit set in an isolated coastal community. Louise […]

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Doire Press 10th Anniversary Cross-border / Cross-genre Reading & Panel Discussion

With Linda McKenna, Aoife Reilly, Dimitra Xidous, Rosemary Jenkinson and John O’Donnell In partnership with Doire Press We are delighted to invite you to join Doire Press in celebrating its tenth anniversary with a cross-border / cross-genre panel discussion and reading, featuring poets Linda McKenna, Aoife Reilly, and Dimitra Xidous, alongside short-story writers Rosemary Jenkinson […]

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The Miracle on Ebenezer Street

UPDATE 13/10/20: This event is now booked out. Thank you for your interest! If you would like to be included on a cancellation list, please email info@dublinbookfestival.com With Catherine Doyle Age 9+ George is about to spend his third Christmas without his mum. Ever since she died, George’s dad, Hugo, has spent all his time […]

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Storytelling and draw-along with Úna Woods

Storytime with Úna Woods Suitable for Junior and Senior Infants in particular! Have you ever spotted a vampire lurking in a shop or walking the streets? No? Then join author and illustrator Úna Woods to explore some of Dublin’s famous streets, shops and museums in search of the Dublin Vampire! Úna will visit the Dublin […]

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