Founded in 2010 by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams, Dalkey Book Festival celebrates and fosters literary talent in Ireland as well as hosting some of the world’s leading writers and thinkers. Pulling from the strong literary heritage and natural beauty of Dalkey the annual festival runs across the third weekend in June. Over the years the event has welcomed internationally renowned writers, world leaders, Oscar winners and Nobel Laureates.
From compelling conversations to live performances and debate, Dalkey Book Festival has fostered a community which ignites dialogue, facilitates conversation and programmes the unexpected – unusual combinations that have strong editorial and curatorial twist.
The event is usually held in different indoor and outdoor venues in Dalkey; however, due to government restrictions, the 2021 event will be a virtual experience – a streamed programme encompassing a mix of remote discussions and in-studio events.