The Limerick Literary Festival, formerly known as Kate O'Brien Weekend, is this year celebrating its 36th edition. The event continues to honour the life and works of the Limerick author, while attracting prominent participants from all over the world. Building on this significant history, the Limerick Literary Festival seeks to promote Limerick nationally as a place of literary excellence and to provide a platform where readers can meet their favourite authors and other readers. The Festival which will run from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February 2020 is one of Ireland's most vibrant and successful festivals which has been running since 1984, and it showcases in a diverse and eclectic programme the best in Irish and international contemporary literature.