The Dublin Book Festival 2015 will run from November 12-15 and boasts a host of readings, public interviews, debates, book launches, workshops and more.
Almost all of the events, which will run in and around Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar as well as satellite venues across the city(including, The Gutter Bookshop, Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Public Libraries) are free.
It is one of Dublin’s largest book festivals and celebrates Irish published authors and Irish publishing across a range of genres, from history and literary fiction, business and politics, children’s literature, to poetry and Irish language events.
This year’s full programme will be announced late September but it will include lunchtime readings, public interviews, evening events with leading writers and new voices, a chance to meet the editors, walking tours and a fun family programme.
The Booker longlist was published on Wednesday and brought with it all of the usual speculation. Each year's list brings its own unique controversies - but this year seems to have pleased most people. The only major shock so far is that Jonathan Franzen's first novel in five years, Purity, is absent from the list. And we must be grateful for the absence of Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman. These omissions don't feel like huge slights when the places have been filled with three debut novelists, seven women and a huge mix of international authors.