Literature lovers have a treat in store for them this May as an eclectic range of musicians, comedians, broadcasters and even dancers are to take part in this year's Dublin Writers Festival.
Ray Davies, Johnny Vegas, Gruff Rhys, Joseph O’Connor, Carlos Acosta, Joanna Trollope, Siri Hustvedt, Edmund White, Tim Winton and Arne Dahl have all been confirmed for the 2014 Programme, which will feature over 90 events across a number of locations in Dublin City.
Established Irish greats Joseph O’Connor, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright and Hugo Hamilton will also be in attendance as well as exciting emerging talent such as Audrey Magee, Paul Murray, broadcasters John Kelly and Sinéad Crowley and so many more.
Festival Director Liam Browne says: “We are really excited about the diversity of the programme this year, from established authors to well-known faces who you perhaps wouldn’t expect to see at a literary festival. The world of books is so varied and I hope by dipping into the Festival audiences will see a snapshot of how exciting it is.”
For a little taste of what treats in store; there will be explorations on the language of food with Julian Baggini, Catherine Cleary and Catherine Fulvio; attitudes to ageing with an Age & Opportunity / Bealtaine event featuring Eamon Morrisey, Paddy Moloney and Mary Russell; whether sexism has become commonplace in society with Laura Bates, Jenny Dunne and Dearbhail McDonald and a fascinating exposé on The Snowden Files by author and journalist Luke Harding.
This wonderfully diverse festival takes place from May 17th - 25th, see www.dublinwritersfestival.com for more details.