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Dublin Writers Festival

17th May 2014 - 25th May 2014

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 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.

Events taking place at this festival

  • John Kelly & Patrick O'Keeffe

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    17th May 2014 (Sat) at 14:00

    Fans of RTÉ's The View (and, latterly, The Works) will need no introduction to John Kelly, whose assured presentation of Ireland's flagship arts programmes has made him a household name. He made his acclaimed fiction debut with The Little Hammer back in 2001, and now Kelly has returned to fiction with From Out of the City, a lively satire set in a future Dublin where the President of the United States has been assassinated at a state dinner. Patrick O'Keeffe's The Hill Road, a collection of linked stories set in the fictional dairy-farming village of Kilroan in the 1970s, won the prestigious Story Award in the US and established him as an exciting new voice in Irish fiction. More

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