Dublin Book Festival

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Online, Friday 27th November - Sunday 6th December

Dublin Book Festival – An online programme bringing authors, illustrators and publishers into the homes of book lovers throughout Ireland and the world!

Since 2006, DBF has been a mainstay of the Irish writing and publishing scene and a highlight of the literary year. With its special focus on Irish-published authors, the 2020 Festival continues that tradition of promoting and supporting Irish literary voices, both established and emerging. This year the festival will be presenting its programme online due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Programme Director Julianne Siron said, “We wanted to be able to provide certainty for publishers, authors and audiences that Dublin Book Festival would be going ahead in Autumn 2020. As the festival takes place in winter we felt the only way to guarantee a festival of events and the safety of our authors, audiences and staff was to bring the festival online. To make the most of changed circumstances, we are curating a programme of events running from the 27th November to 6th December for families, schools and book lovers of all ages to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their own homes. The programme will showcase the wealth of talented authors published in Ireland, supporting our home-grown talent and publishers. Events will be presented from many of our usual attractive and intimate venues throughout Dublin city and we hope that, through an online platform, we will provide an enriching and entertaining festival for all involved.”

The Dublin Book Festival 2020 programme is currently under development and will be available in Autumn 2020. There will be approximately 40 events covering everything from cookery to poetry, nature to history, fiction to comedy, children's storytelling, illustration workshops, writing workshops and much more!

Supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Irish Copyright Licensing Agency, Dublin City Council, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

Friday 27th November - Sunday 6th December


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