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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


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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


Kerrie O'Brien
Kerrie O'Brien's debut collection of poetry, Illuminate, was published by Salmon Poetry this October. She is also editor of Looking at the Stars, a limited edition anthology of Irish writing which aims to raise €15,000 for the Rough Sleepers Team of the Simon Community.

DBF Interviews: Kerrie O’Brien



meet the team
These friendly faces will be on-site to welcome you to Dublin Book Festival 2016:   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 Ark, is author of The […]

Meet the #DBF2016 Team!


Caroline Bussher
Caroline Busher is an award winning author with Poolbeg Press. The Ghosts of Magnificent Children is her debut novel. We spoke to her about darkness and poverty in her novel, and her affinity with Ireland and its storytelling.

DBF Interviews: Caroline Busher


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Aoife Dooley is a Dublin-based illustrator and designer, best known for her beloved Your One Nikita web comic, which affectionately parodies ‘Dublin Huns’. Her first book How to Be Massive (Gill Books) features a wealth of vibrant and witty illustrations, captioned and brought to life by the type of humour one can only accumulate […]

DBF Interviews: Aoife Dooley