Dublin: One City, One Book

Dublin, Wednesday 1st April - Thursday 30th April

Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year.

A Message from Dublin UNESCO City of Literature:
“It is with regret that we inform you of the postponement of all the Dublin One City One Book events, scheduled in April, due to the Covid-19 situation. It is hoped that the events will be rescheduled later in the year so please watch out for further updates. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to be kept informed. In the meantime, enjoy reading Tatty, taking pleasure in the joy of a good book.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our City of Literature events in the not too distant future.”
City of Literature Team.

The One City, One Book choice for 2020 is Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey.

Tatty is the story of a Dublin family as told through the eyes of one of its children over a ten year period. During this time we see the destruction brought about by alcoholism as one little girl tries to come to terms with her parents' drinking. This is the story of a disturbed childhood, yet it is also filled with humour and love. Chapter by chapter, the child's voice matures and her perception becomes more honed; we are left with a stunning portrait of a disintegrating family and the child lost within it.

“I'm absolutely delighted. Tatty is a novel that is connected to the city of Dublin in so many ways – it's an honour to have it chosen as Dublin One City One Book for 2020.”
Author Christine Dwyer Hickey.


Wednesday 1st April - Thursday 30th April
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