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The Dublin Book Festival is busy preparing the programme for DBF 2017: 2 – 5th November 2017. We are gathering our team and promise plenty of meetings filled with creative thinking, tea, cake and of course, book talk! Marketing and Administration Executive for Dublin Book Festival 2017  The Marketing and […]

DBF is hiring!


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If you attended Dublin Book Festival 2016 last November, you may have noticed some of the special book art sculptures adorning Smock Alley Theatre. These unique artworks were created by the talented Art, Design and Three-Dimensional (ADT) students on their 1-year portfolio preparation course at Ballyfermot College of Further Education. The […]

Book Art: Behind-the-Scenes


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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…



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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