Dublin Writers Festival | Rushdie and more

The Dublin Writers Festival (11 - 15 June) has started to publicise names for the festival. The line up has two or three names that might make you pant heavily - Salman Rushdie (if he’s your cup of tea - I haven’t liked much of his new stuff), J P Donleavy (general upstart extraordinare) and Esther Freud.

Disappointingly the rest of the leaked line-up isn’t too invigorating - John Boyne, Ann Enright, Sebastian Barry (last years One Book, One City) and Marian Keyes have all appeared in readings, festivals and debates around Dublin since the New Year. All the same, I’m looking forward to the festival - and it is great to have Dublin City Council investing in literature and arts. Booking for Salman Rushdie at the Gate has already opened, here, and the full programme will be announced on 29 April.

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4 Responses to “Dublin Writers Festival | Rushdie and more”

  1. 1 Eoin Purcell

    Hello David,

    Don’t you mean Writers Festival?

    Dropped you an e-mail by the way> Also, I agree!

  2. 2 David

    Writers festival - Freudian slip?
    Thanks Eoin - on all accounts!

  3. 3 PJ Ahern

    How’re things……look whose taking over the world more subtly than george bush. you are some man for one man. Writing novels, reading to children and making tea….which is extremely handy except that i’ve run out of barry’s tea. Christ all mighty maybe you are the man to put Colaiste Dhulaigh on the map after all.
    Don’t be afraid to drop us a line I’d like to hear from you.

    Cool site by the way very impressive.

  4. 4 david.

    Hi PJ -

    I’m not quite taking over the world (subtly or otherwise) but I am still making tea… Ah, in fairness - Colaiste Dhulaigh doesn’t need me to put it on the map. Aodhan did that single handed.

    - Email on it’s way.

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