Welcome to Dublin Book Festival 2015! We are delighted to bring you this year’s programme, packed with well-known and emerging Irish writers. The festival is a celebration of Ireland’s great writers and publishers.

This year we have a over 50 events with nearly 100 authors and contributors taking part over four days in venues throughout Dublin. Smock Alley Theatre will be our festival hub, where we will have the majority of events and our magical Winter Garden with its bookshop, cafe, Children’s area and Grown-Up Reading area.

There will be events for everyone; from fiction to crime, poetry to politics, 1916 Walking tours and a discussion on the people of the 1916 Rising, events for budding authors, music and a lot of fun! Our children’s and schools’ programmes are all free of charge, just be sure to book early!

Once again, it was an honour putting together this year’s programme – it is always a difficult task as there are so many new books and authors emerging within Ireland every week, that it’s hard to feature them all. The festival is here to showcase Ireland’s talent and to bring readers and writers together, a community of book lovers. I hope DBF gives you a real flavour of our writers and publishers today.

I look forward to seeing you at DBF 2015!

Julianne Mooney 
Programme Director