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A recognised champion of business,  Sean Gallagher has over the past 20 years mentored hundreds of start-up and emerging entrepreneurs. He founded a number of companies in technology, commercial real estate and consulting, been an investor in ‘Dragon’s Den’ (‘Shark Tank’ in the USA), a finalist in the Ernst and Young […]

DBF Interviews: Sean Gallagher


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We sat down with Nicki Howard, Director of Gill Books, which is part of Gill, Ireland’s largest publisher and distributor in advance of our Writing for Children and Young Adults event. Gill’s origins date back to 1856 when M.H. Gill & Son, whose portfolio included printing and bookselling, was founded […]

DBF Interviews: Nicki Howard


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We sat down with RTE broadcaster Rick O’Shea and author Dave Rudden to discuss their experiences with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and their upcoming event at Dublin Book Festival. Be sure to watch the interview below, and don’t miss  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at 40 Dave Rudden is […]

DBF Interviews: Rick O’Shea and Dave Rudden



Writer Nicole Flattery. Photographed by Conor Horgan in Paris, December 2017. Single use no fee.
Nicole Flattery’s stories have been published in The Irish Times, The Dublin Review, The White Review, Winter Papers, The Letters Page and The Stinging Fly. She is a recipient of a Next Generation Artists’ Award from the Arts Council and The White Review Short Story Prize. Originally from Mullingar, Nicole now lives in Galway. Show Them A Good […]

DBF Interviews: Nicole Flattery


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The lovely #DBF2019 team has been working hard to bring you an exciting festival, full of literary delights. We can’t wait to see you all in November. Julianne Mooney – Programme Director Background: Julianne has been programming the Dublin Book Festival since 2010 and has loved every moment of it. Alongside the […]

Meet the #DBF2019 Team!


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The Dublin Book Festival will kick off from 14 – 17 November and it’s time to get the team together! We can promise plenty of meetings filled with creative thinking, tea, cake and of course, book talk!   Marketing and Administration Assistant Interns The Dublin Book Festival is looking for two […]

DBF 2019 is hiring!