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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


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Artist and writer Matt Griffin hails from Kells, County Meath, and currently now resides in Ennis. He has garnered a reputation as one of the most eclectic graphic artists in contemporary illustration, collecting awards and accolades for his work in publishing, advertising and, in particular, the field of poster art. […]

DBF Interviews: Matt Griffin


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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