Dalkey Book Festival 15-18 June 2017

We have another fantastic weekend in store for you in June this year.

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BLOG

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GALLERY

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VIDEO

Watch interviews with some of our Book Festival Guests…
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FRIENDS

Make your festival more special by becoming a Member…
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PODCASTS

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SPEAKERS

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“The best little festival in the world”

 Salman Rushdie

 

“Dalkey is the loveliest little seaside town on earth”

John Simpson, BBC

 

” There are three festivals I go to every year; Dalkey is pretty much my favourite”

Rory Sutherland, Ogilvy

 

” An extraordinary weekend! Fantastic discussions, great fun and, more importantly, it made me think”

Carl Bernstein

” Whether it’s literature, history, theatre, film, comedy, or politics, there’s something for everyone at Dalkey, this picture postcard town”

Andrea Catherwood, BBC

” Dalkey is much more than a book festival,”

The Sunday Times

 

“Dalkey Book Festival! This great phenomenon, it has changed the atmosphere”

Bono

” Anyone coming to Dubin would be insane not to spend a day in Dalkey”

Rory Sutherland

” Small, intimate and enjoyable, “

Salman Rushdie

” People at this festival are tuned in and engaged,”

Paul Murray

” I had a wonderful experience at Dalkey book Festival. Thank you. I would love to come back “

 Elif Shafak

” Dalkey is very special,”

Sebastian Barry

“Thank you for the high, wide and fancy time I had at Dalkey. It was brilliant! It was splendid! And, oh, the craic! We can only hope to be invited back.”

PJ O’Rourke

“An extraordinary festival weekend…meeting excellent people  …and shooting the breeze; please have me back”

Simon Kuper, Financial Times

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL

 

When you sign up as a friend of the Dalkey Book Festival you can make the festival a really special experience. You can meet and mingle with your favourite authors. Join us for lunch each day of the festival,where you can chat to world renowned writers and thinkers. Get the best seats in the house and be inspired!

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ABOUT

Dalkey Book Festival, described by Salman Rushdie as “the best little festival in the world”, takes place every year in June. It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned writers, including Booker Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, Impac winners, Oscar winners and Costa winners.

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EVENTS AT A GLANCE

 

Check out this year’s fantastic events. BOOKING OPEN

 

 

 

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