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Earlier this year Dublin Book Festival asked top publishers across Ireland to nominate their choice for the next Irish Book of the Decade. A list of the top ten most nominated books was drawn, and we launched a Facebook poll where readers could have their say. While it’s nearly impossible to choose just one, […]

Announcing the Winner of Irish Book of the Decade…


Hubert Butler
Hubert Butler (1900-1991) may be the best Irish writer you have never read. Chris Agee, editor of Balkan Essays (The Irish Pages Press) shares his extraordinary story.

DBF Interviews: On Hubert Butler


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And it's off! The 10th Dublin Book Festival opened tonight with 'Beyond the Centre' - an event celebrating the anthology published to mark 25 years of the Irish Writers Centre.

DBF 2016 Opening Night!



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Alongside organising our festival we’ve been busy bees behind-the-scenes gathering in nominations from top publishers across Ireland for the Irish Book of the Decade. The top ten most nominated books are outlined below. Have your say in picking your favourite book over on our Facebook poll. The winning book will […]

Irish Book of the Decade


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Indian cartoonist and anti-corruption activist Aseem Trivedi has been arrested and jailed for his work defending human rights. Aseem currently faces three years in jail on charges of “insulting the state” through his art. He has recently created a comic magazine dedicated to telling the stories of human rights defenders at risk around the […]

DBF Interviews: Aseem Trivedi


Kerrie O'Brien
Kerrie O'Brien's debut collection of poetry, Illuminate, was published by Salmon Poetry this October. She is also editor of Looking at the Stars, a limited edition anthology of Irish writing which aims to raise €15,000 for the Rough Sleepers Team of the Simon Community.

DBF Interviews: Kerrie O’Brien