Dublin Writers Festival

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Country and Region IrelandDublin
Type of Festival Literary
Location of Festival Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Festival Contact Information

Email: volunteers@dublinwritersfestival.com

Festival Description

Dublin Writers Festival, Ireland’s premier literary event, 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”, Dublin Writers Festival line-up is sure to impress. 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 surprise 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.

Festival Dates May 20 - 26, 2013
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Festival Events:

Featured author 2013:
  • An Evening with Dan Brown
    Monday, May 20, 2013, at 8:00pm
    National Concert Hall
    Tickets €20 (€18 concessions)
    • Angels & Demons might have introduced Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon to the world, but for many readers it all started with a murder in the Louvre. That incident, which kick-starts the plot of The Da Vinci Code, introduced millions of readers to Dan Brown’s intoxicating brand of thriller and turned him overnight into one of the most popular writers in the world. His new novel, Inferno, set in Italy and centred around one of history’s most enduring masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Seamlessly interweaving all the classic Brown ingredients of mysterious cyphers, breathless adventure, scholarly intrigue and a plot that seizes the reader by the throat, Inferno is the publishing event of the year. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get up close and personal with its author.


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Slideshow photo credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • August Kleinzahler, author of Sleeping it Off in Rapid City, photo ©David Liittschwager
    • 2011 Festival Logo
    • Hisham Matar, photo by Diana Matar
    • Paul Theroux new credit William Furniss 2007
    • Rebecca Miller
    • Richard Holloway
    • Poet Jo Shapcott, winner of the 2011 Costa Book Award, ©Sarah Lee
  • Online booking at http://www.dublinwritersfestival.com
  • Outlets
    • Festival Box Office
      Filmbase, Curved Street (from 14 – 29th May only)
      Phone: + 353 (0) 1 6040020
    • National Concert Hall (Michael Palin only)
      Phone: +353 (0) 1 4170000 or online at http://www.nch.ie
    • Gate Theatre (Paul Durcan only)
      Phone: +353 (0) 1 874 4045, or online at http://www.gate-theatre.ie


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