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This year #DBF2017 falls on Halloween week, so we decided to embrace the dark side and ask some of our participating authors to craft their own short spooky story. Read more below… if you dare!                             Sam Blake  “Watching  […]

Spooky Tales by Irish Writers


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Caroline Busher graduated with a First Class Honours MA in Creative Writing from UCD. She is the Irish Times best-selling author of The Ghosts of Magnificent Children (Poolbeg Press) and is represented by Trace Literary Agency (USA). She is the recipient of many awards and was appointed the Reader in […]

DBF Interviews: Caroline Busher


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These friendly faces have been working hard behind-the-scenes and will be on-site to welcome you to Dublin Book Festival 2017: Julianne Mooney – Programme Director Background: Julianne has been programming the Dublin Book Festival since 2010 and has loved every moment of it. Alongside the festival, she has worked at The […]

Meet the #DBF2017 Team!



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Freya McClements is a writer and journalist from Derry. Her first collection of short stories The Dangerous Edge of Things was published in 2012 (Guildhall Press), and her debut novel is due for publication in 2018. In 2017 she was selected as one of the participants in the Irish Writers Centre XBorders […]

DBF Interviews: Freya McClements


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Sarah Webb enjoys writing for both children and adults alike. Her Ask Amy Green series has been shortlisted for the Queen of Teen Awards in the UK, The CBI Book Awards and the Irish Book Awards. The third book in The Songbird Cafe Girls: Aurora and the Popcorn Dolphin, has […]

DBF Interviews: Sarah Webb


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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