Authors


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Munich-born but Mallow-raised, Stefanie Preissner is the creative mind behind the hit comedy-drama series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope. Stefanie has also produced a series of short documentaries, How To Adult, with RTÉ Player, while her one-woman theatre show Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend enjoyed sell-out runs in Dublin before touring internationally and – as a radio play […]

DBF Interviews: Stefanie Preissner


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Lucinda Jacob is a poet, illustrator and author of fiction for young people. She has written and illustrated a number of picture books and storybooks for new readers, scripts for the national broadcaster RTÉ and poetry for older children, published in numerous collections. Lucinda features in the Dublin Book Festival […]

DBF Interviews: Lucinda Jacob


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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





Namutebi, Sandra
Sandra Namutebi is a human rights defender for the LGBT+ community in Uganda. In Uganda in February 2014, President Museveni signed a law outlawing homosexual acts which was then annulled in August 2014 due to a technical issue. Although this law no longer stands, it reflects the widespread prejudice against […]

Sandra Namutebi