The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors.

The Dublin Book Festival 2018 will take place from 15 – 18 November, with Smock Alley Theatre as the festival hub.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin Book Festival 2018!

For general queries please email info@dublinbookfestival.com


Festival Team


The festival is a partnership between the Dublin Book Festival and Dublin City Public Libraries and its Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Office. The festival is a showcase for Irish publishing and its authors.

Programme Director: Julianne Mooney, julianne@dublinbookfestival.com


The Dublin Book Festival Voluntary Committee is:
Margaret Hayes (Dublin City Public Libraries) Bob Johnston (The Gutter Bookshop) Alison Lyons (Dublin UNESCO City of Literature) Aoife Murray (Children’s Books Ireland), Deirdre Nolan (Gill Books),  Peter O’Connell (O’Connell Media) and Declan Meade (The Stinging Fly) Grainne Ní Mhuilneoir (Cois Life)


logo_unescoArrangements for staging the 2018 festival are under the auspices of Dublin City Public Libraries and its Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Office

Chair: Margaret Hayes, Dublin City Librarian & Chair UNESCO City of Literature Management Group.

Director, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Alison Lyons